The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. It is a topic of which I am deeply passionate, and is at the heart of my business: from delivering the 2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course, to research, to workshops in schools. Every generation faces … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018: Children and Young People. Why is there a ticking time bomb?
Hi, I’m Emma! I’m a freelance trainer, consultant and writer in the field of mental health. I have experience of working in higher education and the charity sector. My areas of interest include young people’s wellbeing, mental health in the classroom, and the role of technology. As an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid … Continue reading Why Should I Become a Mental Health First Aider?
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.