A three hour workshop for anyone living with, working with or supporting a young person aged 8-18.

  • Trainer: Angela McMillan; Psychotherapist and Approved Youth Mental Health First Aid England Instructor

  • Course fee : £75 per person Includes comprehensive manual and certificate

  • Location: In House training for youth organisations. 8-25 participants including handbooks and CPD certificates.





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As more young people are experiencing mental ill health it is essential that we provide an environment where it is safe to talk about mental health and to understand how early intervention can help with recovery. This introductory course will help raise awareness of Youth Mental Health and covers:

  • What is mental health?

  • Protective and risk factors

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Mental Health Continuum

  • Protective and risk factors case studies

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people

  • Stress Container

  • Hand Model of the Brain

  • Take Time Together

​By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define mental health and emotional wellbeing

  • Relate to young people's experiences

  • Recognise some signs and symptoms of mental distress

  • Start a supportive conversation about mental ill health

  • Practice self-care 






The Facilitator:

Angela McMillan is a British Association for counselling and psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Membership number 031233) and supervisor with over ten years experience working with adults and young people. She has worked for a number of high profile organisations including Childline, Mind, The YMCA and the Terrence Higgins Trust and has run counselling services in sixth form colleges and schools. She  delivers mental health awareness training to organisations across the UK and Wales and teaches emotional literacy and mental health awareness in education and to youth organisations. She is an approved Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and Youth MHFA (Wales) instructor.



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