Youth Mental Health First Aid

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

Mind Jersey has instructors that have undertaken, and deliver, Mental Health First Aid England’s (“MHFA England”) courses. MHFA England training provides individuals with the tools to act as an initial support for others who may be in a mental health crisis situation or developing a mental health problem.

MHFA England training is a comprehensively research-based approach that was first developed in Australia in 2001.

The MHFA England course will help you to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, provide early assistance and inform an individual about appropriate professional help.

Those working/volunteering in the public, private or third sector, and those living with/caring for someone experiencing mental distress, will benefit and learn how to support individuals with mental health difficulties. The course is open to everyone.

  • In England 23.1 billion is lost output in the economy caused by people being unable to work.
  • Stress, depression and anxiety are estimated to cost more lost days than any other work related illness.
  • 80 million working days are lost annually.
  • At any one time nearly one in 6 of the workforce is affected by a mental health condition.

Positive steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early identification of problems, could result in cost saving of 30%.

In an organisation with 1000 employees this is equivalent to cost savings of £250,607 per annum (NIACE guidelines, November 2009).

Mental Health First Aid England’s training was first delivered in Australia in 2001 and is licenced for delivery in 25 countries around the world. MHFA England is the sole licensed provider of Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training programme in England, the content of which is underpinned by over 15 years of robust evaluation and research and accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. It is through this evidence base, accreditation and evaluation that our training has built its reputation as a robust, quality assured product, which is safe in its delivery and outcomes.
The price and length of MHFA England training is reflective of its quality and safety and so we cannot vouch for other training products being offered which may be shorter and cheaper but claiming the same learning outcomes. It is only instructors who have trained on the MHFA England Instructor Training programme who would have access to the accredited manuals and licenced course delivery kit. We would therefore encourage anyone considering booking onto an Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training programme to look carefully into the quality assurance and evidence base underpinning the course content to ensure it meets the high standards associated with MHFA England training.

Youth MHFA – Two Day Mental Health First Aiders

The next courses available are:

June 20th & 21st,
October 10th & 11th,
December 5th & 6th,

The cost per person is £230.

Wait listing is available if a course is already full.

Youth MHFA Leaflet

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Youth MHFA Half Day Awareness

The cost per person is £75.

An introductory course designed to increase awareness of young people’s mental health and some of the issues that can affect this age group

Youth One Day Champion

The cost per person is £125.

One Day - MHFA Champions Teaches you how to identify when a young person might be experiencing a mental health issue and how to guide them to get the help they need.

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Andrew McBroom talks about how he uses his MHFA skills to support his students;

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MHFA in Higher Education

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