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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People (SMHFA: YP) is an evidence-based blended learning course for adults who support young people between the ages of 11-17.

This course is available to start any time.

Course type
Blended learning
Time to complete
14 hours
Course category
Mental health
Location available on request

Target audience: Adults who support young people between the ages of 11-17.

Participants will gain an increased knowledge and awareness of mental health issues, as well as improved confidence in

  • being able to detect problems early
  • helping to reduce stigma around mental health issues
  • helping young people to recognise problems
  • providing guidance and immediate assistance to a young person is crisis
  • to enrol in this course contact NHS Health Scotland's Workforce Development team directly for details.

If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.