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Mental Health First Aid for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with schools in mind. Based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments, MHFA Schools will cover key topics around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how support young people experiencing mental distress. Whilst the course is not a replacement for the 2 day Youth MHFA course, delegates will become Ambassadors for better mental health in schools.

One-day course: Mental Health First Aid Schools – Chard Young People’s Centre, Chard, Somerset.
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As a one-day course, it fits perfectly into schools’ inset training days and busy school timetables, making it accessible for teaching staff across sectors.

The session will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course, and places are limited to 16 participants.  You’ll receive a comprehensive Youth MHFA manual that you can take away with you at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England.

Course content

MHFA for Schools and Colleges teaches practical skills that can be used every day.  It gives a deeper understanding to the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, and helps people recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.

On the course, you will learn about:

  • Why Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The five steps of mental health first aid
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Non judgemental listening skills
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis