After the training

After the three days of training, instructors complete their approval process by preparing a learning folder and training their first groups under supervision from their mentor.

The learning folder

Part of your development as a trainer involves writing down your thoughts and reflections on the three days training. We ask you to do this for two reasons:

  • it is good practice to reflect on your own learning process
  • your mentor can be sure that you are getting to grips with the things you are learning.

We give you a learning folder in which you record your reflections and store the different feedback forms you will collect. We ask you to send the folder to your mentor quite soon after the course finishes. We encourage you to fill in each section as that part of the training happens.


The final part of your journey towards approval as a SMHFA: YP trainer is getting out there and training groups.

You are required to train two different groups within the first  year after completing the course. After finishing the training you will be asked to submit your trainer evaluation sheets.

After two successful courses you will receive your certificate to say that you are an approved instructor.

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