Mental Health Training for Schools
Record levels of young people are struggling with mental health issues in our schools and colleges. Problems arise from academic and exam pressures, bullying and the effects of peer pressure and in particular social media.
Research has shown that 10% of children experience mental health issues, and Childline recently reported a record number of calls from children with suicidal thoughts.
There is a distinct lack of professional mental health training and support in place in the education system despite government legislation and funding. It is obvious that our young people are just not getting the help and support that they need.
Would you know how to help a pupil that was developing a mental health issue or was in crisis? Have you or any of your staff undergone mental health training to be able to recognize and help with such occurrences?
Putting Mental Health training in place
The people in a young person’s life that can help, often notice that something is not right, but don’t have the right skills or knowledge to assist them.
Our MHFA Training Courses are designed for those that live with, work with or support young people between the ages of 3 - 18 years old.
Early recognition can help to speed up a young person’s recovery and prevent a mental health issue from developing into a crisis, and even save lives.
Let's talk about mental health
Our motto is “let’s talk about mental health”, and that is what we want everyone to be doing, having a stigma-free conversation about mental health in society. We want to train as many people as possible to be aware of mental health issues and spread the message that it’s as ok to experience mental health problems as it is to have physical ill health.
By giving people this knowledge we hope to foster a supportive environment where we all know how to look after our own mental health and wellbeing, the key is in prevention rather than cure. What better place to start than by helping our young people to grow into this culture and know that it is ok to talk about mental health, ask for and offer help when needed.
Our MHFA Training Programmes
Please click on the images below for more information about our Mental Health First Aid training programmes for schools and colleges: