Youth mental health first aid

The Barnet Public Health Resilient Schools Programme is offering free training to all Barnet primary and secondary schools to address the importance of early intervention in mental wellbeing. Barnet aims to have a Youth Mental Health First Aider in all schools by the end of 2023.

The Youth Mental Health First Aider is an accredited course and by the end of the two days, staff will have an increased confidence and knowledge to:

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
  • provide initial help
  • guide the young person towards appropriate professional help
  • be mindful of their own wellbeing