Mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders, are common and often start at a young age.
50% of mental health issues are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24
Source: Kessler: Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders
But only 25% of young people with a diagnosable mental health issue get access to the treatment and care they need
Source: Green et al
80% of young people say exam pressure has a big impact on their mental health
Source: Young Minds: Wise Up report
In an average classroom of 30 15-year-olds, 10 are likely to have watched their parents separate, 7 are likely to have been bullied, 6 may be self-harming and1has experienced the death of a parent
Source: Public Health England: Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing
The Grey Dog Trust provide free Youth Mental Health First Aider training to state schools, youth clubs and other not for profit youth organisations. (There is a charge of £20 per trainee for manuals and workbooks)
We will also run courses throughout the year for individuals interested in becoming Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
Mental Health First Aid England has approved Paul Hanrahan from The Grey Dog Trust to deliver Youth MHFA.
(MHFA England is the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training)
Please contact us for dates and prices
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