Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. It will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

Upcoming dates in central Cambridge:

Saturday 23rd and 30th March 2019, 9:15 - 15:30

To book a place, or for further information contact me at: sophiehugheswellbeing@hotmail.com or 07925099895

The course won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. 

But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

Let's create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

For further information on the MHFA Youth Course visit https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth/2-day/

Some feedback from two recent courses I have delivered:

June 2018:
'Excellent Course. Very well presented and gave me the opportunity to discuss personally/ professionally. Pitched at the right level for information - giving and understanding of our prior knowledge'
'Will highly recommend to colleagues/ friends'
'Absolutely brilliant... as an instructor, very knowledgeable and genuinely compassionate'
May 2018:
'This was a wonderful course. Very informative and I've learnt a great deal. Very well presented'
'Really enjoyed this course - even though subject/ content is serious, the course felt very informal and everyone was very approachable'
 'I really enjoyed this course. It was great to feel that you could ask questions and they were welcomed and discussed'
'Enjoyable, informative, friendly, thought provoking'

I am also available to come to schools or workplaces to deliver the two day Youth MHFA programme or other training on Young People's Mental Health, please email for further information.