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Mental Health First Aid

2 Day Course
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Two Day First Aid

Youth

Half Day Awareness

Virtual Delivery

What is Mental Health First Aid?
  • Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

  • Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

Why become a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

Let’s start with the statistics. One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.

 

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:

  • Seven are likely to have been bullied

  • Six may be self-harming

  • One could have experienced the death of a parent

Who is the two day course great for?

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

  • They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need.

  • In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
  1. An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  2. Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

  3. Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  4. Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Course Structure

Session 1

Day one - morning

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Context: England’s child health care policy

  • About mental health – facts and figures

  • Risk factors for mental ill health

  • Protective factors for mental health

  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Session 2

Day one - afternoon

  • About depression – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders – facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE

Session 3

Day two - morning

  • About suicide

  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide

  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • About psychosis

  • Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis

  • Types of psychotic disorders

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Session 4

Day two - afternoon

  • About self-harm – facts and figures

  • Risk factors

  • Signs and symptoms

  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE

  • About eating disorders – facts and figures

  • Different types of eating disorders

  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE

  • Recovery

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