Delegates are required to attend both days of the course to obtain accreditation.
Who should attend?
Suitable for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18
This course will not train you to be a therapist – you will learn 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.
This two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:
- An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to 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 through self-help sites, 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 or disability to thrive
- Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing
Upon completion of the course, delegates will receive:
- A Certificate of attendance to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider
- A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it
- A workbook including some helpful tools to support their own mental health
Accommodation, if required, must be booked separately. The Crown House Hotel (01799 530515) 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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