It has never been more important to support the wellbeing of London’s children and young people. Enrol on Youth Mental Health First Aid training today.

For the last three years we have been working with Mental Health First Aid England to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) to schools and youth sector organisations across London.

More than 2,000 education and youth organisation staff are now Youth Mental Health First Aiders in London.

This means 2,000 education and youth sector staff are skilled with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to support young people with their mental health.

The current programme will continue until September 2021 and we want to give every school in London the opportunity to access the free YMHFA training by the start of the next school year 2021/22. We are continuing to work with partners across the city so we can get closer to this shared goal.

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Training sessions are being delivered online between April and September 2021 to help meet the demand needed to support young people across the capital. Staff or volunteers who work in state-funded schools and further education colleges or youth settings can access this training for free.

Contact Thrive LDN for more details and to secure your place on a YMHFA training course today: youthmhfa@thriveldn.co.uk.

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Click here for more details about the programme for London schools and youth organisations.

What those who have attended recent courses have said

During 2020 and the pandemic, YMHFA training has continued to be rolled out across London digitally. Here is just some of the feedback received from recent sessions.

  • “A very valuable course. Thorough and informative. I feel much more prepared to manage MHFA with the students in our school and more aware of where to go for support.”
  • “I have already recommended it to the rest of my team. Good, informative course. Good use of the breakout rooms and whiteboards with the online learning platform.”
  • “The course was very informative and well delivered. It has definitely given me the confidence and some useful tools to deal with a situation should it arise.”
  • “The training surpassed my expectation. I am very impressed with the quality and the wide range of participants from whom I was able to draw knowledge as well.”