Youth MHFA Lite

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MHFA England

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What will I learn?

Youth MHFA Lite is an introductory three hour awareness course offering an overview of young people’s mental health and mental health issues. On a Youth MHFA Lite course you will:
  • Gain an understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Learn to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Identify stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues
  • Learn ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
  • Experience a taste of the contents of the two day Youth MHFA course.

How will I learn?

Our Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are: The three hour session will be a mix of presentations, group interaction, and activities. Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 25 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult. You’ll receive a Youth MHFA Lite manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and a certificate from MHFA England.

Who can attend the course?

The course is for everyone and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds, including young people themselves, although parental consent is required below the age of 16 The sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to. Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend?

The course is for everyone and is relevant for people who teach, work, live with and care for 8 to 18 year olds, including young people themselves, although parental consent is required below the age of 16

Want to learn more about young people's mental health?

If you’ve enjoyed the introductory Youth MHFA Lite course then attending our two day Youth MHFA course is the next step. The full two day course provides more in depth knowledge and teaches you the skills of Mental Health First Aid. When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

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