West Essex TSA

Youth Mental Health First Aider (April 2021)

Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider:

 The goal of this two-day course is to raise awareness of mental health issues and give you the skills, confidence, and knowledge to support a young person who may be suffering or in crisis. Participants will learn how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is available. Suitable for anyone that supports a young person aged 8-18

What does it cover?

The two-day course examines the signs and symptoms of mental health issues children and young people commonly experience. These include depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders. This two-day youth MHFA course is presented online and is made up of both individual learning activities and a series of live sessions.

What else does it include?

The package includes a certificate, handouts and a training manual which is an excellent reference and support resource.


How is it delivered?

This is an online course delivered through the LHFA England Online Learning Hub. Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across the two consecutive working days (Monday and Friday), with self-learning activities in between.

Who presents the course?

Jo Morton-Brown is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Working as an Emotional Health Practitioner, Jo is a passionate and committed advocate for the improvement of mental health. Combining her academic knowledge with first-hand experience, she can offer fellow professionals working with children and their families the chance to gain targeted mental health and emotional wellbeing training.

Delegates need to attend both dates to complete the course.


Two-Day Course

Friday 16th April 2021 and Monday 19th April 2021

The course is split into four sections:

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Suicide and Psychosis
  • Self-Harm and Eating Disorders

Each section will have a live, online session and those live learning sessions will be delivered:

Live session 1:Friday 16th April 2021 at 9:00am-12:00pm

Live session 2: Friday 16th April 2021 at 2pm-5pm

Live session 3: Monday 19th April 2021 at 9:00am-12:00pm

Live session 4: Monday 19th April 2021 at 2pm-5pm

Delegates need to attend both dates to complete the course.

Location: Online

Fees: £240


To book your place:  https://forms.gle/BY2rBdnqmEb7oFUb9

Enquiries: email Daniella Smith on daniella.smith@efspt.org


This course will run again, face-to-face in June at Alderton Junior School -  see separate course entry for information and booking form link.