Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course:

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents, those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years. However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, and youth workers.

What the course covers:

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Developing mental health problems covered are:
Anxiety problems
Substance use problems
Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Panic attacks
Traumatic events
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
Aggressive behaviours

YMHFA is a 14 hour course run over 2 days  (combinations of hours days are available)

Brain Amblulance training

Our specialist trainers bring the 'Brain Ambulance lived experience' difference to this evidence based course.
Our trainers are Prinicpal and Master Principal instructors who make the course interesting, interactive and practical. The skills you learn will be for life and you will have renewed confidence in approaching and helping someone with a metnal health problem.

Please contact us for a quote and more information.

Max 20 participants per course