Youth Mental Health First Aid

Additional Info

  • Length: 2 Day
  • Where: Liverpool
  • Tutor: Val Goff
This two day course is essential for people who work, live or care for young people aged 11 – 18. Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised programme that originated in Australia and is specifically designed to be delivered to those working with, living with or caring for young people.
 
This training provides information, tools (including the use of substance misuse screening tools) and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

Why is it important?

  • 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems
  • By the time young people become adults the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people
  • For those aged 15-24 suicide is the second most common cause of death
  • There is evidence to suggest early intervention is hugely beneficial

Key areas covered within the programme include

  • Promoting emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
  • Diversity and equality issues
  • Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
  • Depression/anxiety/psychosis
  • Drug/alcohol misuse
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Bullying/cyber bullying
  • Suicide

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Each participant will receive a fully comprehensive MHFA Manual and a Certificate on completion of the course.
 
Date of next course TBA
 

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