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Youth Mental Health First Aid Two Day Course

Event code MA 19/123 
Event description The Youth MHFA two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
- An in depth understanding of young people's mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
- Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.
- Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that's through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix - engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate.
- Ability to support a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive.
- Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing.

Through a mix of group activities, presentation and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aider action plan.

Everyone who completes the course gets an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever they need it, and a badge and certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider. 
Training objectives  
Key stages
Subject areas Safeguarding Children (Multi-Agency)
Target audience
Children and Families Multi Agency Workforce
target audience
Qualification level
THE CANTERBURY PRIMARY ACADEMY (AC), City View, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8PT map
Location Canterbury
Training Provider CYPE - SCS - SG - Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB)
Admin contact Catherine Hampson (
Part of SLA? Yes
SLA(s) KSCB Subscriber
Kent LA cost
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Number of credits 0
Funding information
Start date Wednesday 12 June 2019
Times 9:30am-4:30pm
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.