Mental Health First Aid Training


18/07/2017 - 19/07/2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Merseyside Youth Association Ltd
65-67 Hanover Street Liverpool

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 8 to 18 years.

You will learn how to: Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and 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 able to say you’re a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

What will I learn?

Our Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are:

· What is mental health?

· Depression and anxiety

· Suicide and psychosis

· Self-harm and eating disorders. Within each section, there is a clear focus on the issues faced by young people, including bullying/cyberbullying and substance misuse.

The course also teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors. In each section you’ll learn how to:

· Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people

· Feel confident in helping a young person experiencing mental ill health

· Provide help on a first aid basis

· Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm

· Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse

· Help a young person recover faster

· Guide a young person towards the right support

· Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.


NB: Please not there is a cost of £100 per person for this course. 


Bookings are closed for this event.