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
- Drug/alcohol misuse
- Self harm
- Eating disorders
- Bullying/cyber bullying
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.