Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 Days)
Duration 2 Days
This MHFA (England) accredited course provides an overview of young people's mental health and the factors that affect wellbeing. It also focuses on the practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues, reassure and support a young person in distress and help them recover their health by guiding them to further support.
Completing the Two Day course qualifies participants as a Youth Mental Health First Aider for which they receive a certificate and a very helpful manual.
By the end of this course delegates will have covered
- Young people's mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Techniques to reassure and support a young person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
- Self-help and sources of support
- Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing
Methods of Delivery
Learning takes place through group activities, videos, presentations and discussions. Each topic is explored with sensitivity to minimise any distress regarding some of the more serious mental health issues covered. Participants aren't expected to disclose personal information but a group confidentiality agreement is in place if they do so.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Defining mental health and mental ill health
- Stigma and discrimination
- The Mental Health First Aid action plan
- Suicide and Self-harm
- Eating disorders
- Recovery and Resilience
Anyone who works with young people aged 8-18 and would like to improve their knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues and early intervention.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Everyone who completes the course gets an Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it and a certificate to say they are an Youth Mental First Aider.
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