Course description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards the right support.

Please be aware that this course covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If an attendee feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.

If you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the attendee please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending.

If the attendee is unsure whether mental health first aid is right for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns.

For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). Whilst we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

Topics Covered

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Context: England’s child health care policy
  • About mental health – facts and figures
  • Risk factors for mental ill health
  • Protective factors for mental health
  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing
  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety
  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • About psychosis
  • Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis
  • About self-harm – facts and figures
  • Different types of eating disorders
  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders
  • Recovery

 

Course duration

Two days.

 

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Assessment and certification

Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course but attendees must complete all sections of the course.

Certification

On completion of the course, attendees will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aider certificate.

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Any questions?

You can call us on 0844 770 4800
(Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm)

Please note: calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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