Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Would you know what to do?
10% of children have a mental health issue- that's around 3 in every class. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19. Record levels of young people are struggling to navigate an increasingly complex world. In addition, academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support have been continually named as factors that exacerbate the growing crisis 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.
Why train to be a Mental Health First Aider?
You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.
You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms.
What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.