FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Kensington and Chelsea Mind is raising awareness of Youth Mental Health needs across Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

Free 2-day Mental Health First Aid Youth training:

Day 1 - Thursdays 22nd June | 9:15am – 5pm
Day 2 - Thursday 29th June | 9:15am - 5pm

Free half-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Lite, choose from:

  • Tuesday 20th June | 9am – 12:30pm 
  • Tuesday 20th June | 1:30pm – 5pm
  • Friday 23rd June | 9am – 12:30pm  
  • Friday 23rd June | 1:30pm – 5pm

Places fill quickly so early booking is advised

More about Mental Health First Aid

During school years a number of issues can arise for young people, particularly behavioural difficulties, anxiety and/or depression which vary considerably in their impact.  

School and community staff can provide valuable support, encouragement and reassurance. However, we often hear that people feel ill-equipped to respond supportively to mental health issues.

Kensington and Chelsea Mind is here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. We are working to create mentally healthy communities and change attitudes about mental health. One of our primary concerns is the mental health of young people in our community and how we can best support professionals and staff who work with them. 

We are pleased to be part of Be Kind to Your Mind, our partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Mind and Wandsworth & Westminster Mind. Our contribution is to offer FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid courses, internationally recognised training designed specifically for people in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 - 18 years.

Our aim is to equip attendees with the awareness and skills they need to support vulnerable young people in our community. We are offering courses across Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. 

Who is it for?

  • people in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 - 18 years.

What will I gain from MHFA?

The Youth MHFA takes place over two full days and the Lite course over a half day. The sessions contain a mix of presentations, group discussions and group work activities. Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people per course. The instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course.

Trainees will receive a Youth MHFA or YMHFA Lite manual to keep at the end of the course and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England to confirm attendance.  

Attendance on the 2-day course will confirm each attendee as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.  

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