What will I learn?
Our Youth MHFA course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 – 18 years.
You will learn how to:
- Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
- Support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.
MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be better equipped to support a young person experiencing distress.
MHFA Youth course is split up into 4 manageable chunks. These are:
- What is mental health?
- Anxiety and depression
- Suicide and psychosis
- Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
You will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child, adolescent and family psychosis, bullying/cyber bullying and promoting protective factors and good parenting.
How will I learn?
The MHFA Youth course usually takes place over 2 full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions.
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t, we won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.