Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 to 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class. More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people from ages 8 to 18.

At St Paul’s, we deliver the course with a particular focus on the needs of teachers; providing you with the information and skills required to promote whole school wellbeing and to support individual pupils experiencing mental health issues and/or emotional distress. We are certified the full range of Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses.

Mental Health First Aid will help you to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Protect young people who might be at risk of harm
  • Tackle stigma around mental health
  • Promote early intervention in your school’s setting
  • Give you greater confident when dealing with pupils with mental health issues
  • Guide young people towards appropriate support

Full Two Day Youth Mental Health First Aid

This 2 day course is split into four modules:

  • What is mental health?
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm and eating disorders

Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people today, including bullying/ cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting protective factors.

Everyone will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual which is an excellent support resource and when you have completed the course you will be a certified Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Cost: £200 (MHFA RRP £300)
Location: St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
Max 16 participants per course

One Day Youth Mental Health ‘Champions’

The ‘champions’ course suits those with pastoral roles who need to know what to look for but also might be expected to support a young person through their recovery. It includes tips on how to manage conversations around mental health, as well as advice on self-care and enabling professional support.

Time: 6 hours (we can normally fit around a standard school day)
Max Participants: 16/instructor
Cost: £2,495 + VAT (MHFA RRP £3200+VAT)
Every participant receives a MHFA England ‘Champions’ Certificate and a MHFA Workbook and Manual.
Note: St Paul’s currently only runs this training at your school or setting.

Half Day Youth Mental Health Aware

This course is perfect if you have limited time and want a larger number of your staff to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of various different mental health concerns.

Time: 3 to 4 hours (depending on time available)
Max Participants: 25/instructor
Cost: £1,195+VAT for up to 16 participants plus £25+VAT (to pay for materials and certificates) for each additional participant up to 25.
Every participant receives a MHFA England ‘Champions’ Certificate and a MHFA Workbook and Manual.
Note: St Paul’s currently only runs this training at your school or setting.

To find out more or to book, please contact Holly Sherington – HCS@stpaulsschool.org.uk