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.
Learn to support young people
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you 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 speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.
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. Training is delivered through a mixture of four individual e-learning activities hosted on the MHFA England Online Learning Hub and four live sessions delivered securely in the virtual classroom via the MHFA online platform.
Individual learning is a combination of videos, workbook activities, quizzes and reading, which can be done at an individual's own pace in advance of each live session. This learning in total takes between three and six hours, depending on priot knowledge.
The live sessions will be led by a qualified and approved MHFA instructor and will be a mix of slides, videos, group discussions and case study activities.
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.
All learners will receive an MHFA manual and workbook, containing all the material they need to complete the course and continue learning as a Mental Health First Aider.
The cost for this excellent and invaluable training course is £270 per person plus £25 for manual and workbook plus VAT
We can deliver this material over more days, intersperse bespoke materials, or discuss a way of delivering according to your requirements.
We have two-day courses scheduled on the following dates -
7th and 8th September 2021 - click here to book a place
23rd and 24th September 2021 - click here to book a place
11th and 12th October 2021 - click here to book a place
28th and 29th October 2021 - click here to book a place
10th and 11th November 2021 - click here to book a place
29th and 30th November 2021 - click here to book a place
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