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Mental Health First Aid - Youth Course

Do you wish to gain life-saving skills to help those struggling with mental health issues? With our comprehensive two-day Mental Health First Aid – Youth course, you can have the opportunity to qualify as a highly-skilled Youth Mental Health First Aider. Delivered by highly qualified, qualityassured instructors, you can be confident of getting the latest and most extensive advice about how to deal with vulnerable people and many different mental health problems with care and skill.

Suitable for anyone working with, living with or supporting young people aged 8-18, The Mental Health First Aid – Youth course aims to guide vulnerable young people towards the support that they need.

How does the course achieve this?

The course trains the adults in a young person's life to obtain the necessary skills and confidence to be able to confidently offer excellent first aid and guide vulnerable young people towards valuable support.

Are you passionate about empowering people to create environments that are supportive and understanding of mental health issues? Through this Mental Health First Aid – Youth course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the many possible issues that impact the lives of people struggling with their mental health. The course aims to give people the tools that they need to open up constructive conversations about mental health in their families, communities, schools and youth groups.

What are the aims of the Mental Health First Aid – Youth course?

  • Preserve life where a young person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • Provide comfort to a young person experiencing mental health issues
  • Provide assistance to prevent the escalation of mental health issues into more serious issues
  • Promote the safe and sustainable recovery of good mental health
  • Raise community awareness of mental health issues
  • Reduce damaging stigma, prejudice and discrimination

What is the duration of the course?

Lasting for 2 full days, this Mental Health First Aid – Youth course includes intensive training, delivered in 4 sessions as follows:

Session 1

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • About Mental Health facts and figures
  • Risk factors for mental ill health
  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing.
  • The Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan

Session 2

  • About depression facts and figures
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • About anxiety disorders, facts and figures
  • Signs and symptoms

Session 3

  • Suicide
  • Psychosis

Session 4

  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders

What skills do Youth Mental Health First Aiders gain?

  • In-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the signs and triggers of mental health issues
  • Confidence to carefully reassure and support distressed young people
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills (e.g. non-judgemental listening)
  • Sufficient knowledge to guide young people to further support and recover their health
  • Ability to support and help young people with long-term mental health issues or disability
  • Varied set of tools to look after their own personal mental wellbeing

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