Online Youth Mental Health First Aid courses
This flagship programme will qualify you to become a fully accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider online
Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
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:
Seven are likely to have been bullied
Six may be self-harming
One could have experienced the death of a parent
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all 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.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will teach you the skills and confidence to spot signs of mental health issues, offer first aid and guide towards support. This will speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Our courses will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and potentially stop a crisis from happening.
We also aim to give you the skills to look after your own mental health so you can set an example for young people. With the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy environment in your family, school or community.
Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life and young people can access support when needed.
Online two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid course (Accredited Mental Health First Aider training)
What will I learn on the Youth two-day online MHFA course?
This online course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
The two-day online course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Delivered via four individual e-learning activities hosted on the MHFA England Online Learning Hub and four live sessions on the MHFA online platform.
Individual learning is a combination of videos, workbook activities, quizzes and reading, done at your own pace before the live sessions. This takes approximately three hours.
The live sessions are led by an approved MHFA instructor and is a mixture of slides, videos, discussions and case studies.
All pre-learning must be completed to receive your certificate.
The schedule for this course is as follows:
Session one (day one AM)
E-learn session 1 – self-learning, prior to live session one
Live session 1 – approx two and a half hours, 10:00 - 12:30
Session two (day one PM)
E-learn session 2 – self-learning, prior to live session two
Live session 2 – approx two and a half hours, 13:15 - 15:30/45
Session three (day two AM)
E-learn session 3 – self-learning, prior to live session three
Live session 3 – approx two and a half hours,10:00 - 12:30
Session four (day three PM)
E-learn session 4 – self-learning, prior to live session four
Live session 4 – approx two hours from 13:00 - 15:00
The course covers all of the same subject matter as the traditional 2-day course that is delivered in the physical environment.
You will receive an MHFA manual and workbook, containing material for course and ongoing learning as a Mental Health First Aider.
The cost for this excellent and invaluable training course is £250 per person plus VAT
We can deliver this material over more days, add bespoke materials, or discuss ways of delivering according to your requirements.
We have two-day courses scheduled on the following dates -
12th and 13th August 2021 - click here to book a place
2nd and 3rd September 2021 - click here to book a place
7th and 8th September 2021 - click here to book a place
23rd and 24th September 2021 - click here to book a place
12th and 13th October 2021 - click here to book a place
28th and 29th October 2021 - click here to book a place
9th and 10th November 2021 - click here to book a place
25th and 26th November 2021 - click here to book a place
7th and 8th December 2021 - click here to book a place
11th and 12th January 2022 - click here to book a place
27th and 28th January 2022 - click here to book a place
8th and 9th February 2022 - click here to book a place
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