Adolescent Mental Health First Aid Course

This course has been developed for family, friends, school staff, carers, youth workers, children and young people who wish to support others with their mental health. This online training will provide you with the knowledge to spot specific warning signs that a child or young person could be struggling with a mental health condition. It explains how to initiate a supportive conversation, explore healthier lifestyle choices and links to the wealth of additional support available if someone needs further help.

What are the Causes of Attention Deficit
Disorder in Children?

Mental Health of Children and Young People in England report for 2022 highlighted that:

UNICEF points to the scale and degree of mental health problems amongst adolescents in Europe, which are worrying. Alarmingly, road traffic accidents are cited as the first cause of death amongst children aged 15-19. In contrast, the second most common cause of death amongst young people in Europe is suicide. Depression and anxiety disorders are indicated as half of the mental disorders.

In 2022, 18.0% of children aged 7 to 16 years and 22.0% of young people aged 17 to 24 years had a probable mental disorder.

1 in 8 (12.6%) 11 to 16-year-old social media users reported that they had been bullied online. This was more than 1 in 4 (29.4%) amongst those with a probable mental disorder.

About 7% of UK children have attempted suicide by age of 17.

During the course you will learn:

Course author:


Young people need more support

What will you gain by taking part in the course?


Module 1 – What is emotional first aid

When do we talk about a psychological crisis?

What does a crisis involve?

What are the symptoms of a psychological crisis?

What are the causes of difficulties in coping with a crisis?

Module 2 - The scale of the phenomenon of mental disorders amongst adolescents

Practical know-how for parents and teachers

UNICEF report

Assessment of depressive symptoms by the child's immediate environment

Types of anxiety by stage of child development

Additional Downloadable Tools

Resources for parents and teachers:

  • How the dynamics of a crisis work with the variety of manifestations depending on the age of the students
  • Ways to build positive identification with school and a sense of class community
  • Anxiety disorders or mood disorders - which behaviours to use to differentiate between them and respond appropriately

Questionnaires for children: Monitoring stress levels, Risk of rejection by peers

Tasks for psychological and pedagogical support of pupils, taking into account their different developmental and educational needs

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Adolescent Mental Health First Aid Course
  • Expert Trainer
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 access to a modern platform
  • Access on mobile and tablets
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Notes and factsheets
  • Downloadable resources
  • Suggested study: 6 weeks, 2hrs per week
£ 119.99
£ 99.00
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