The Youth MHFA course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.
You will learn how to:
– Provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing
– Support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.
MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
What will I learn?
The Youth MHFA course is split into four manageable chunks. These are:
- What is mental health?
- Depression and anxiety
- Suicide and psychosis
- Self-harm and eating disorders
Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors.
In each section you’ll learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people
- Feel confident helping a young person experiencing mental ill health
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
- Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse
- Help a young person recover faster
- Guide a young person towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health issue
Please note delegates are required to attend both days of the course to obtain accreditation. The course will run from 9am – 5pm on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November.
Accommodation, if required, must be booked separately. The Crown House Hotel is within walking distance of ISA House. If you mention ISA when booking, you will receive a preferential rate of £85.
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