What is Youth MHFA?
Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8– 18. The training programme is delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors who provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
Why Youth MHFA?
- 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems
- By the time young people become adults the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people.
- For those aged 15-24 suicide is the second most common cause of death
- There is evidence to suggest early intervention is hugely beneficial
How Youth MHFA can make a difference?
- Youth MHFA teaches practical skills that can be used every day.
- It gives a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health.
- It helps people recognise the symptoms of mental health problems and enables them to provide initial help.
- It enables a young person to access appropriate professional help.
- MHFA England has a proven track record and demonstrates its effectiveness through evaluation.
Who can attend the course?
The course is for everyone aged 16 and above and you don’t need any qualifications or experience in mental health to take part.
How do I book onto a course?
You can register your interest by using our ‘contact us’ page. This will then send an email to the instructor running the course who will then get in touch to confirm your place.
Still have a few queries?
Just simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 07917062257, where one of us will be more than happy to give you further advice or guidance.