ensa Mental Health First Aid Focus Youth

This accredited training is taught with empathy and compassion by qualified medical professionals who are all certified mental health first aid instructors. Drawing upon their real-life experiences to enrich the training, this course is packed full of information, teaching you how to recognise common mental health disorders and proactively help a young person in distress.

  • How to recognise the difference between ‘normal adolescence’ and important mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorder and behavioural addictions
  • How to deliver first aid in a non-crisis situation using a framework to approach a mental health conversation
  • First aid for mental health crises including suicidal thoughts, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, severe psychotic episodes, alcohol poisoning and intoxication, aggressive behaviours, and crises related to eating disorders

Course duration:

Online courses are 17.5 hours long, face-to-face courses are 14 hours.

Course certification:

After a short test, successful participants will receive the internationally recognised ensa Mental Health First Aider certificate (valid for three years).

ensa MHFA Focus Youth 2024 courses in English

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