Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Changing Minds Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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For anyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. This course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving an in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health as well as the practical skills and confidence to support a young person in distress.

 

Course Overview

Through a mix of presentation, discussions, self-reflection and group activities, completion of the two day Youth MHFA course, delivered by a quality assured trainer who has attended the MHFA Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue/disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

You will receive a certificate to confirm your training as well as the five-step MHFA action plan and comprehensive manual on completion of the course.

Course Structure

It typically takes 15 hours for a learner to complete the course. This is structured in the following way:

  • Individual learning – 1hr
  • Live session one – 9.30am – 12pm Tuesday 2nd August
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session two – 2.30pm – 5pm Tuesday 2nd August
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session three – 9.30am – 12pm Thursday 4th August
  • Individual learning – 2hrs
  • Live session four – 2.30pm – 5pm Thursday 4th August

Course Content

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Context: England’s child health care policy
  • About mental health  – facts & figures
  • Risk factors for mental ill health
  • Protective factors for mental ill health
  • Preventing mental health issues & promoting wellbeing
  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

 

  • About depression – facts & figures
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • About anxiety disorders – facts & figures
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • The MHFA action plan for depression & anxiety: ALGEE

 

  • About suicide
  • Risk factors & warning signs for suicide
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • About psychosis
  • Risk factors & warning signs of psychosis
  • Types of psychotic disorders
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

 

  • About self-harm – facts & figures
  • Risk factors
  • Signs & symptoms
  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE
  • About eating disorders – facts & figures
  • Different types of eating disorders
  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE
    Recovery

This course is run over two days from 9.30am – 5pm – attendance on both days are required for certification.

For further information about this course please see the ‘courses‘ section of the website or send us an email to enquiries@changingmindstraining.com

 

Date And Time

02-08-2022 @ 09:30 to
04-08-2022 @ 17:00
 

Registration End Date

01-08-2022
 

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