Mental Health First Aid Training


Would you know how to help?

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:

• Seven are likely to have been bullied
• Six may be self-harming
• One could have experienced the death of a parent

Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.

It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.

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Learn to support young people

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

email Matt for more details on the following approved courses for anyone who works with young people

  • Online Youth Mental Health Champion
  • Online Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Mental Health Aware Half Day Classroom
  • Youth Mental Health Aware Half Day Online
  • Youth MHFA One Day
  • Youth MHFA Two Day

Schools and multi-academy Trusts

As the Founding Principal of an Academy Trust school (praised by Ofsted in 2018 as ‘Outstanding’ for pupil’s personal development, behaviour and welfare'), I know that you will want to be confident you have created a school culture that promotes positive mental health, wellbeing, and resilience proven to improve both students and staff performance.

It is vital to support all schools in the creation of sustainable and manageable responses to the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of both students and staff. Impact Leadership offers bespoke mental health and wellbeing training and support for schools at three levels:

  • Senior mental health lead training
  • Specific training for middle leaders
  • Essential Mental Health First Aid training to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people

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