Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course (YMHFA 001)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8–18. This course will provides the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can reduce a young person’s recovery period and stop a mental health issue from getting worse. Our course cannot teach you to be a therapist, but we can teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Learning Outcomes: Module 1: Youth Mental Health

  • Youth Mental Health
  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Context: England’s child health care policy
  • About mental health – facts and figures
  • Risk factors for mental ill health
  • Protective factors for mental health
  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing
  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Module 2: Depression and Anxiety

  • About depression, facts and figures
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE

Module 3: Suicide and Psychosis

  • About suicide
  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • About psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Module 4: Self-harm and Eating Disorders

  • About self-harm – facts and figures
  • Risk factors
  • Signs and symptoms
  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE
  • Recovery

Delivery Method: The course is largely theory based, but will include a wide range of varied activities (15 hrs–2 days)

Prerequisite: None, just an open mind

Awarding Body: Mental Health England

Assessment: An assessment book will be completed throughout the course. At the end of the two days completed book will be submitted to Mental Health England for certification

Certification: Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate from Mental Health England will be issued upon successful completion

About our Trainers Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified as a doctor and also an educational psychologist
  • Over 20 years’ experience in the health and social care sector specifically working with individuals with mental health issues and learning difficulties
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

To request a course price quotation:

Please telephone: 01760 751093 to speak to our admin team or email us via the Contact Us page