1 in 8 young people currently meet the criteria for diagnosis of a mental health condition with suicide and self-harm affecting more and more and causing significant concern for those working and living with children and young adults. The current crisis has affected young people disproportionately and, with mental health services under increasing pressure, it has never been so important to increase awareness among non-professionals so that young people receive intervention as early as possible.
Youth MHFA training provides non-professionals with more confidence to spot signs, respond appropriately and help create a more open environment in which staff and students can talk about mental health. The courses are developed and quality controlled by MHFA England and are only delivered by approved and trained Instructors. You can choose between half day, 1 day or 2 day programmes to suit your business needs.
By training your staff in Youth MHFA you can:
- Give staff the tools to keep themselves, their colleagues and their students healthy
- Enable students to access support early
- Create an environment where students with long term mental health issues or disabilities can thrive in their learning environment
- Provide teachers and staff with the skills to pro-actively support staff to manage mental health.
- Stop preventable health issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health
- Embed positive, long term cultural change across your school, college or university through robust policy