One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.
In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.
It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.
Our 2 Day Youth MHFA course is available as either an online or face-to-face training session.
This online course trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider®, giving you:
This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.
Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across one to two weeks, with self-learning activities in between. See course structure section below for more detail. Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Everyone who completes the course gets: