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Youth Mental Health First Aid programme: what you need to know

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The training, delivered by community interest company Mental Health First Aid England, aims to teach staff how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

We know that staff up and down the country are providing extraordinary pastoral care and support for their pupils, and many are well-practised at handling the sensitivities and hardships that arise during childhood and adolescence – through this training, we hope to give staff the further confidence and practical tips to address mental health issues in young people that staff have asked for.

Evaluations of Mental Health First Aid training have shown positive results, and Mental Health First Aid England provides examples of case studies of schools which have reported positive results following the training.

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