Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for staff working with people aged 8-18. They will teach 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. The course will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
This 4 session online 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
Session Dates: (All four day must be attended to qualify as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.)
Session 1: Monday 14th December | 12.30pm – 3.15pm
Session 2:Tuesday 15th December | 9.30am – 11.45 am
Session 3: Wednesday 16th December | 1.00pm-3.05pm
Session 4: Thursday 17th December | 9.30am -11.55am
BEP Enhanced Member: £200 per person
BEP Non Enhance Member: £250 per person
NB: If you are booking more than one ticket, please enter the name, email address & job role of each person attending. Please do not use the same name for multiple bookings.
There may be a delay between the time of booking and you receiving log-on details for the session. These will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the event date.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
14th December 2020 - 17th December 2020
12:30 - 12:00