Join our two Day ‘Youth Mental Health First Aider’ course, accredited by MHFA England. This session is appropriate for everyone who teaches, works, lives or cares for 8 – 18 year olds, including young people themselves from age 16 upward. With thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery we are able to offer a 50% discount on this 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
  • 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

Please note this is a two day, online course, split across four session:

  • Monday 30 November (1-4pm)
  • Tuesday 1 December (1-4pm)
  • Monday 7 December (1-4pm)
  • Tuesday 8 December (1-4pm)

There are up 16 spaces available for this course which will be held via Zoom. Each session will involve a mix of presentations, group discussions, self-learning and workshop activities. Participants will all receive a manual, workbook to support your own mental health and a Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate upon completion.

Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery we are able to offer a 50% discount on the usual price of this course so the total payable by attendees is £150 + VAT

The sessions will be delivered by Olympic swimmer, Adam Whitehead:

Adam Whitehead is an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA and Youth MHFA courses. Adam is a Commonwealth Gold medallist swimmer and has been involved with the Trust for ten years delivering and in later years designing all of the Trust's youth programmes. Adam knows from experience the issues around poor mental health and completed his Mental Health First Aid Practitioner training in 2019.

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