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Young Person’s Mental Health First Aid Training

Young Person's Mental Health First Aid Training

The Mental Health First Aid Training Course is specifically designed for adults that live with, work with or support young people. This course is specifically tailored for different age groups from 5 to 18 years old, covering children of primary, junior and secondary school ages.

It is held over two days and the training comprehensively covers the issues that may commonly be experienced in young children at school or college. This course also covers adult mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Knowledge

After the course, attendees will be equipped with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to identify developing mental health issues in adults and children of school/college age. Early identification and support of mental health problems can help to shorten recovery times, prevent a mental health crisis from developing and even save lives.

Course outcomes

As a Young Person's Mental Health First Aider you will be able to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and wellbeing
  • The skill and knowledge to spot the signs of mental health problems in young people 
  • The confidence to reassure and help a young person in mental health distress
  • You will have enhanced skills such as non-judgemental listening 
  • The knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further help and support
  • The ability to assist a young person with a long term mental health issue 
  • The tools to look after your own mental health and wellbeing 

This is a comprehensive training course and listed below are just some of the main topics that the course covers in depth:

  • Why be a Young Person's Mental Health First Aider?
  • The facts and figures about mental health in young people
  • Risk factors for mental ill health in young people
  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Recovery and resilience

You will also be trained in how to use ALGEE - a mnemonic for an action plan for helping people with a mental health problem or who are in a mental health crisis:

A  - Assess for risk of suicide or harm

L  - Listen non-judgementally

G -  Give reassurance and information

E  - Encourage appropriate professional help

E  - Encourage self-help and other support

Bespoke training

As most environments are slightly different, i.e economic, regional and cultural diversity, this course can be adapted on site as the training progresses. Each attendee will receive a workbook that can be referred to time and time again.
Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be awarded declaring that the attendee is certified as a Young Person's Mental Health First Aider. We recommend that a one-day refresher course is attended every two years to keep skills and knowledge up to date.
To inquire about training or to find out more information please contact us at help@tmhi.org.uk