June 08, 2018 03:56 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 Day Training Course

"I liked the course very much. I found it very useful and practical for my job and everyday. It's a very professional course and the instructor was very knowledgeable, experienced and engaging."


What is Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.


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.


What will participants gain from attending?

Mental Health First Aid manual and workbook.
MHFA certificate to confirm you are a trained Mental Health First Aider
Feel more confident when working with mental health
Have strategies to support young people


Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.

Lunch is not provided.


Booking Details

Dates (select a date to book your place):

New dates to be confirmed



Cost: £100


For further information on this training please contact Jeni Osbourne on 020 8364 8400 | jeni.osbourne@communitybarnet.org.uk