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March 4 @ 9:30 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm GMT



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The Youth Mental Health First Aid course from Mental Health First Aid Ireland is designed for adults who live with, work with or support young people aged between 12 and 18 and is delivered by the National Youth Health Programme.

This course teaches participants how to assist a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. This evidence-based training programme is particularly suited to parents/guardians, school staff, sports coaches, community group leaders, youth workers, etc.

The course curriculum was designed using guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and mental health professionals.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Mental health topics covered.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems

International studies have shown that Mental Health First Aid training is associated with improved

knowledge of mental health problems, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies. MHFA training is also associated with a reduction in stigmatising attitudes, an increase in helping actions as well as confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental health problems.

Course delivery includes using case studies, training videos, group activities and discussion throughout to enhance your learning. All course participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual.

Note: This course is not a therapy/support group and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 to attend.

Date & time

March 4th & 5th 2024

9.30 am – 4 pm (on both days)


Free of charge – ticket required


Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, D02 – D02 W086

Training objectives

  • Develop skills to support you to identify when someone is in a mental health difficulty.
  • Develop the capacity and skills to support that person and help on a first-aid basis.
  • Effectively direct young people towards appropriate support services
  • Learn more information on a range of mental health conditions that affect young people.

Designed for

  • Those who work in the youth sector.
  • Have an interest in responding to the health needs of young people.

Delivered by

National Youth Health Programme


If you have any queries in relation to the training- contact Kevin @ KevinOD@nyci.ie or (086) 047 1140


March 4 @ 9:30 am GMT
March 5 @ 4:00 pm GMT
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Camden Court Hotel
Camden Street Lower
Dublin, D02W086
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