An increasing number of local authorities are now viewing mental health care as a top priority. Much like the government, they realise that ignoring the issue will ultimately prove unaffordable, thanks in part to the enormous impact that poor mental health has on the economy.

For young people suffering with mental health problems, ill-health is far from their only concern. Many find it harder to get or stay in work, are more likely to be involved in legal trouble and will usually requiremore attention from their local GP or hospital.

Interventions, such as Mental Health First Aid, are both evidence-based and cost-effective, and will allow your organisation to make a vital contribution to the health of the local population.

Learners will explore the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people and discover what youth and sport workers can do to prevent and/or intervene when needed. The ‘Lite’ version provides a taster of the content for the ‘Full’ course. Learners on the full course cover topics such as child and adolescent development, bullying and cyber bullying, substance misuse and protective factors.

For a more in-depth explanation of the course, please click below.

Mental Health First Aid Course