Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Learn to support young people with this internationally recognised and accredited course

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

Youth MHFA offers an internationally recognised course designed especially for those people that teach, work, volunteer, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.

Participants learn how to provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional well-being and to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

This course will be a blend of self-learning actives and live interactive sessions with the trainer and other course participants. The total learning time is approximately 16 hours.

What will I learn on a Youth MHFA course?

The aims of Youth MHFA training are to enable participants to:

  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experience.

Sign up to our Youth Mental Health First Aider course on Eventbrite here:

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If you can’t find a date that suits you and are looking for a course for your team/organisation, please contact training@westsussexmind.org. We can put you on a waiting list or put a bespoke course together to meet your needs.

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