I recently had the privilege to deliver the Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training course. This excellent training is both enjoyable and insightful, highly recommended for everyone who works with or supports young people aged 8 – 18 years.
One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.
For those aged 5-19 suicide is the second most common cause of death, and a record number of children contacted Childline with suicidal thoughts in 2016/17.
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 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.
“Excellent training would highly recommend to everyone who works with children”
“Thanks for a really insightful and thought provoking course. Lots to take away and build on for myself and with others in my work.”
“Would highly recommend this course fantastic”
Our next Youth Mental Health First Aid course will be held in Nottingham on
Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July 2018 09:00 – 17-00 on both days.
For more details can be found us on Eventbrite (search “Harmless”)
Call 0115 8800281