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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (2 Days)
October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
About this Event
Thu, 24 Oct, 09:00 – Fri, 25 Oct, 17:00 (£250)
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
Completing this 2 day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.
Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
The course is delivered in four manageable chunks:
About mental health
Depression and anxiety
Suicide and psychosis
Self-harm and eating disorders
Everyone who completes the course gets a Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.