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John Murray 
Jogo Behaviour Support Ltd
01604 832970


Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM GMT
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM GMT

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235.00 per person inc. VAT

(including refreshments & lunch on both days)


Far Cotton Rec Centre 
Towcester Road,
Far Cotton,
Northampton NN4 8LG
United Kingdom

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Youth Mental Health First Aider Course (2 Days)

Thursday 14th November 2019 

Friday 15th November 2019

This Youth Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) internationally recognised course is for anyone who works with or supports young people aged 8-18. It 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.

The course is not designed to teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

In addition, this course will explore how to look after your own mental health whilst supporting young people who are experiencing some mental health challenges.  By developing the tools to have these conversations, the course hopes to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

This Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

(MHFA England, 2018)

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

    • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect 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
    • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
    • Ability to support a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive
    • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
    • You will have the opportunity to learn in a safe high quality training environment, where learning is enjoyable.

What to expect

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can ensure that attendees are supported while they learn. 

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

 When you complete the two days you will be awarded a certificate to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.  Please bring Photo ID with you to ensure you receive your certification.