The 2 day Youth MHFA course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.
You will learn how to:
Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing
Support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.
MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Our CEO, Dr Asha Patel is an approved instructor to deliver the course. She is trained as a Clinical Psychologist and has over 10 years of experience of working with individuals with mental health difficulties. She works within educational provisions with students, teaching staff and caregivers.
Testimonials & Impact
“…this course has given me a greater understanding of what mental health issues [the children I work with] might have and what they might be feeling”.
“This course should be rolled out to all staff”.
Asha was described as “thoughtful and considerate” and having a “clear, good pace”.
96% of participants rated Asha as ‘very good’.
Participants’ knowledge and understanding of how best to support young people with a mental health problems increased from 5 to 9 after completing the course.
Personal confidence increased from 4 points to 8 points.
What will I learn?
The Youth Mental Health First Aid (Youth MHFA) Training course is split up into 4 manageable modules.These are:
What is mental health?
Depression and anxiety?
Suicide and psychosis
Self harm and eating disorders
You will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child and adolescent development, bullying/cyber bullying, substance misuse and promoting protective factors and parenting.
In each section you’ll learn how to:
Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
Provide help on a first aid basis
Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
Help a young person recover faster
Guide a young person towards the right support
Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
How to book on our courses
Please contact our office on 07854585946 or email [email protected] for a booking form.
If you’d like to discuss our in-house training options please contact us.