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
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.
This Educator Handbook explains how the 'Stuff On'booklet series can be used effectively with groups of young people. The series includes booklets on: Alcohol Heroin Amphetamine Magic Mushrooms Cocaine Ecstasy Poppers Cannabis Solvents Tobacco Part of the 'Stuff on..' series, find out more about this series and supporting resources. …