Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People

February 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm UTC Timezone
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Rd
Dunfermline KY11 4UW
Kelly Higgins
01592 226561


To show how mental health first aid can be applied, in both crisis and non-crisis situations, to a range of common mental health problems that people aged 11 to 17 years may face.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • The ability to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • Increased their skills and confidence to ask about mental distress
  • The ability to provide initial support
  • Knowledge of how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

This course includes content on: depression, anxiety, suicide, self harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drugs and cyber bullying.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at adults, including parents/carers, teachers, youth workers, sports coaches, social workers or others who are working or living with young people aged between 11 and 17 years old.

Please note: This course uses a blended learning approach which includes two e-learning modules and a participatory session.

The first e-learning component will take approximately 3 hours and must be completed 2 weeks prior to the participatory session.

The participatory session will involve 1 full day’s training.

The second e-learning component will take approximately 4 hours. At the end of this there is a reflective writing exercise of not less than 500 words which must be submitted within 4 weeks.

CPD certificates will only be awarded to those candidates who complete all three parts.

Click here to apply online