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Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion course

  • Face to face
  • South West England
  • 22 Sep 2022 (09:00 - 17:00)

What does this course cover?

This one day course raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • What is mental health and mental ill health
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • A brief overview of a range of mental health issues

The course will enable you to:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they affect young people
  • The ability to recognise signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

Who would benefit from this training?
This course is designed for all those who work with or support children and young people from the age of 8 to 18.

This is a one day course delivered in person at a venue in Bristol. Exact location to be confirmed.

This course is delivered face to face and learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Everyone who completes the session gets:

  • A certificate to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

Please note: Your details will be passed to Mental Health First Aid England, who will contact you approximately two weeks before the start of the course in order to provide you with pre-course material.

If you would like to purchase more than one place, please contact with details of how many tickets you require, and the names of the attendees.

Bristol venue (exact location tbc)

Suitable for: A parent/carer, Assistant Head Teacher, Consultant, Deputy Head Teacher, Early Years Practitioner, Education psychologist, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Newly Qualified Teacher, Other, SENCO, Senior Leader, Student, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Young person

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Meet your trainer

Michael Surr

Michael is an Education Officer at nasen. During Michael's career he has worked in primary schools, both in England and abroad. During that time, he had various roles including SENCO, equal opportunities lead, ICT lead and deputy head teacher. He has broadened his experience by working for a Local Authority as an advisory teacher for SEND. Michael develops nasen resources and training, as well as providing valuable advice to our members. Michael is also editor of our bi-monthly magazine, nasen Connect.