Youth Mental Health Aware

Youth Mental Health Aware

Date(s) - 06/06/2024
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Oxford Road


£125 per person to include MHFA England manual

An introductory session to raise awareness of young people’s mental health for staff working with 8-18 year olds.

At a time when concerns about young people’s mental health are more pressing than ever this introductory YMHFA aware session will explore the important subject of mental health and the risks and protective factors which can impact on young peoples mental health.

We will look at signs and symptoms and some of the common mental health issues affecting young people. We will also cover skills which will help you to support young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

There is an onsite restaurant for you to purchase your own lunch at the end of the session.

Sharon Langdon

Sharon has worked in NHS Mental Health Services in Oxfordshire since 1987 initially as
a health care assistant on the Highfield Adolescent Unit and from 1992 as an RMN. She
has worked in several clinical settings; Acute in-patient care, in the community as a
CPN and as a Charge Nurse in the Crisis Day service at the Warneford. Sharon has
also been a Care Coordinator in the Early intervention in Psychosis service working with
young people from the age of 14 upwards. Since 2017 Sharon has been a Clinical
Practice Educator based in the L and D Department at Oxford Health in a role which
involves teaching and training staff and students. In 2018 Sharon completed a PG cert
Associate Teacher module at Brookes and she also completed her Mental Health First
Aid Instructor training. Sharon has been coordinating and running MHFA training
courses in Oxford Health for the past five years and to date the 3 Instructors have
trained over 550 staff as Mental Health First Aiders and are on target to train 1 in 10 of
OHFT staff by the end of 2024.

Sharon is a Youth MHFA Instructor and has provided YMHFA training within Oxford
Health and for Brookes University Paediatric nurse students. Outside the NHS Sharon
has run YMHFA courses for Oxfordshire Scout Leaders. She also has a particular interest in young people’s mental health and is looking forward to offering training to staff who work in schools.


  • BA (hons)Social Science (Psychology) degree
  • Registered Mental Health nurse -RMN
  • MSc in Mental Health-student designed award
  • PG Cert-Associate teacher module-for associate fellowship of HEA
  • MHFA England Instructor training

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Our online events aim to be interactive and at times you may be expected to have your camera and microphone on during the session, although usually your microphone should be muted.

We may use ‘Raised Hands’, ‘Reactions’, ‘Chat’, ‘Polls’, shared whiteboards and shared screens during the session. We may also use ‘Breakout Rooms’ to allow you to work in a smaller group.

This event will not be recorded for copyright and privacy reasons.


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