New research reveals the impact of mental health training for school staff

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New UCL Institute of Education (IOE) research published on the eve of World Mental Health Day has revealed the impact of Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training on secondary school staff throughout England.

The study involved over 1,000 school staff and evidences around a three-fold (190%) increase in confidence in knowledge, skills and awareness to support a young person struggling with their mental health.

Prior to undertaking Youth MHFA training, only 30% of staff reported feeling knowledgeable, skilled and aware to support a young person experiencing mental ill…

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