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Laleham Gap School Youth Mental Health First Aid Course 25th & 26th November 2019

Congratulations to the 16 staff from Laleham Gap School, Ramsgate who have just completed their “in house” Youth Mental Health Aware 1/2 day course, over two afternoon CPD sessions. Head First Ltd has already trained several members of staff on the 2 day course and our latest course adds further capacity to Laleham Gap School.

It’s so wonderful to see such a strong whole-school commitment to Mental Health!

“I enjoyed this course. Information about Mental Health issues was very good. I learnt things that I did not know about, so overall, a very good course. Thank you!”
“Excellent course, very thought provoking points. Highly applicable to my work. Thank you!”
“Very informative and interesting.”
“Really good course and instructor”
“Really enjoyed the course. Gave me an opportunity to really think about mental health, especially within the context of my job. Thank you!”
“Informative, useful and thoughtful course”

TKAT 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course 25th & 26th November 2019

Congratulations to the second cohort of Youth Mental Health First Aiders, trained by Dave Miller, Head First Ltd Director & Rainham School for Girls’ Deputy Head, Nikki Bell, at Rainham School for Girls on 25th & 26th November. Delegates came from primary and secondary schools belonging to The Kemnal Academies Trust, and further adds capacity to the staff Dave & Nikki trained earlier in the year. The Academies Trust aims to eventually train all staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid Skills.

Bespoke Youth Mental Health Aware Course for Will Adams Centre Students

Thursday 21st November in East Malling

Congratulations to Callum and Robbie, two members of the Student Leadership Team at the Will Adams Centre, who have just completed their Youth Mental Health Aware Course on Thursday 21st November with Head First. 
Both young men were a credit to their school and were determined to maximise the mental wellbeing of their peers by taking back an action plan for the Student Leadership Team to discuss and implement, in consultation with staff. Robbie and Callum were hugely complimentary about the support given to students by staff and about their potential to further support younger students at the centre.
It was wonderful to see two young men so passionate about positive mental health and wellbeing for themselves and their peers. Well done Callum and Robbie!

The Kemnal Academies Trust

25 & 26 September

Head First Ltd Trainer & Director, Dave Miller, has just co-delivered a 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course to members of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) at Heybridge Primary School on 25th & 26th September.

Delegates included:

– a Deputy Headteacher

– Learning Support Assistant

Non-teaching mentor

Designated Safeguarding Leads.

A second course for TKAT schools will be delivered by Dave and TKAT Deputy Headteacher, Nikki Bell, in November at Rainham School for Girls.

Congratulations to these new Youth Mental Health First Aiders!

East Malling Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

16 & 17 September

Congratulations to the latest group trained by Head First Ltd on a 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course in East Malling on September 16th & 17th.

Newly qualified as Youth Mental Health First Aiders are:

2 Heads of Houses in a Senior Independent School

an Assistant Mental Health Youth Worker from the YMCA

a School Nurse

a Post-16 Student Support Coordinator from a Girls’ Grammar School.

We are delighted that this additional capacity to support young people is now coming to more schools in Kent!

A great group to facilitate and clearly dedicated to the many young people for which they have responsibility.

East Malling Youth Mental Health First Aid Course, 15 & 16 July 2019


Our last course before the Summer has just been completed with 4 delegates from the diverse worlds of education and specialist hockey goalkeeper coaching! Such nice people – I am so proud that all are so committed to improving the mental health of the young people in their care!

We can see the group working on their young person “case studies”, showing their finished products and with their certificates confirming their qualification as Youth Mental Health First Aiders!

Youth Task Force, Isle of Wight

20-21 June 2019

Head First Director and Trainer, Dave Miller paid his second visit this year to the Youth Trust based on the Isle of Wight, as a co-trainer on 20th & 21st June 2019. The members of the Youth Task Force,  a group of  young adults, influencing the work of the Youth Trust, and leading the promotion of mental health for young people on the Island through their own Mental Health Charter, were trained as Youth Mental Health First Aiders. 

We were also pleased to welcome our first “Doggy Delegate”, supporting one of the visually impaired young adults on the course. What a well-behaved young man he was!

Feedback from the delegates included:-

“Overall, an enjoyable course”

“Incredibly rewarding and insightful. Thank you!”

“Amazing Course. Thank you! Very informative.”

“I had a lot of mental health training/experience before, but this certainly helped and will be amazing for others”

East Malling Youth Mental Health First Aid Course, 24 – 25 June 2019


Head First has just delivered a 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course to 5 delegates from the world of education and medicine in East Malling.  

Congratulations to our newly trained Youth Mental Health First Aiders!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

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