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Youth Mental Health First Aider Course (2 days)

  • Face to face
  • North of England
  • 14 Nov 2022 09:00 - 15 Nov 2022 17:00

Become a Mental Health First Aider!

What does this course cover?

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

  • About Mental Health
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Suicide and Psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders

The course will enable you to have:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect 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 recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental 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 two day course delivered in person at a venue in Newcastle. 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 Aider
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

Please note: Your name will be shared with Mental Health First Aid England for them to issue post-course certificates

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.

Newcastle 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.