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Youth Mental Health First Aid

This 2 day course is accredited through Mental Health England. 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.

Course Aims

Session 1: Youth Mental Health

About Youth Mental Health First Aid / Context: England’s child health care policy /
About mental health – facts and figures /
Risk factors for mental ill health
/ Protective factors for mental health
/ Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing /
The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Session 2: Depression & Anxiety

About depression, facts & figures /
Signs and symptoms /
Risk factors
/ About anxiety disorders – facts and figures /
Signs and symptoms /
Risk factors /
The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE

Session 3: Suicide and psychosis

About suicide /
Risk factors & warning signs for suicide / First aid for suicidal crisis /
About psychosis /
Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis /
Types of psychotic disorders /
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis /
The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Session 4: Self-harm and eating disorders

About self-harm – facts and figures /
Risk factors
Signs and symptoms /
The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE /
About eating disorders – facts and figures /
Different types of eating disorders /
The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE /

Course Duration

26-27 September, 9am-4pm




The course cost is £170PP

Please contact Kelsea at Anglian Training by either emailing or or calling on 01508 447311