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YOUTH Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Be Kind-2-Your Mind: YOUTH Mental Health First Aid

Mind and local commissioners have come together to develop a wellbeing training programme to help schools and communities to develop the skills they need to support young


  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March or
  • Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April or
  • Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th May or
  • Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June

Time:       9.00 – 5.00pm

Venue:     The Mind Centre, Office 10, 7 Thorpe Close. W10 5XL


You can book a place here.

For more information contact:
Jill Watson, Kensington and Chelsea Mind, Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL  | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8


A two day – to develop an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health

MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts, with input from people who have experienced mental ill health. Our courses are delivered by experienced, accredited MHFA trainers. Teaching methods are a mix of presentations, small group discussions and workshop activities. These courses are funded by the Hammersmith and Fulham, West London and Central CCG’s and are therefore free for organisations, schools and youth professionals working with young people in RBK&C, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham.

The course is designed to give:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect mental 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 with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

The course covers:

  • Definition of mental health
  • Adolescent development
  • Common mental health disorders that affect young people; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders
  • The YOUTH MHFA action plan
  • Preventing mental health issues
  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors