Would You Know How To Help?
Support young people with expert mental health training.
Become A Youth Mental Health First Aider
Record Levels Of Young People Are Struggling
Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.
90% of school leaders have reported an increase in stress and anxiety amongst their pupils in the last 5 years. It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need.
1 in 6 children aged five to sixteen were identified as having a probable mental health problem in July 2020.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged fifteen to nineteen.
67% of young people believed that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health.
1 in 3 mental health problems in adulthood are directly connected to an adverse childhood experience.
How Can You Help Young People?
Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people.
Our accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid, guide them towards the support they need and stop their mental health from deteriorating.
Learn From Certified Instructors
Our Youth Mental Health First Aider courses gives you:
✔ In-depth understanding of young people's mental health and 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.
What's Covered On This Training?
• What Is Mental Health?
• ALGEE Approach
• Mental Health Models
• Non-Judgemental Listening Skills
• Eating Disorders
• Action Planning
• What Is Mental Health?
• Stigma and discrimination
Sole Provider Of Licensed Mental Health First Aid
Our instructors are fully certified by Mental Health First Aid England, the sole provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Training in England. Our courses are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.
Online & Face-To-Face Training Available
Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people.
By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
Together, let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health.
A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.
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Training For You
We deliver open courses for Youth Mental Health First Aid every 6 weeks. These courses are open to everyone, great for individuals or small team bookings.
For Your Organisation
If you would like to book a course or courses for your organisation then book a discovery meeting so we can have a discuss how best to support.
Get In Contact
If you'd like more information then please get in contact via our contact form.
The impact of experiencing trauma often isn't immediate, more often than not months could pass before the individual begins to process what has happened.
Our mission is to equip those working with young people with the knowledge, behaviours and tools to support young people as they return to school, higher education and alternative provisions.
Free Activities That Help Support Young People's Mental Health
This activity is designed to stimulate conversation with a young person regarding the things in their life that cause stress or inhibit progress and identify healthy coping mechanisms that drive them forward.
Moment That Matters
This activity is designed to help a young person evaluate and spot the moments in their day that contribute to their mood and behaviour with a focus on understanding the triggers and physical symptoms they may exhibit that could serve to warn them of a mood change.
This activity is designed to stimulate conversation with a young person regarding teamwork, the different roles we all play within a team, how they see themselves within a team/class and stimulate conversations regarding how they would like to develop, strengthen or change their role within the team.