Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.
Our course teaches 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 course will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. You will be given the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgemental conversation,
recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses and understand how they can affect young people.
Topics covered include –
- An understanding of mental health,
- risk and protective factors,
- stigma and discrimination,
- stress, depression and anxiety,
- eating disorders and recovery.
The content is delivered through presentation of slides, discussion, group activities and videos.
The Safety Training Ltdhas specifically designed Youth Mental Health First Aid – 2 day to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in the workplace and how best to offer support and guidance to colleagues. During this course, candidates will develop a greater understanding in the importance of positive mental health and well-being in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in recognising and handling mental health issues at work.