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Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training

Course Title:
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training
Course Code:
YMHFA O
Description:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.  At MHFA England we offer a range of courses tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each and every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured instructor.

Everyone who completes the course gets a Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider. 

This course is currently being delivered online over 4 weeks + approx. 1 hour per week of online learning.

 

 

  Scheduled Dates For Course:
No course Date is available
Course Duration:
Half Day
  Delivered By:
  Aimed At:

 Multi Agency

  Aim:

This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health.

It will teach you to understand what mental health is, how to challenge stigma and understand common mental health issues.

You will have an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing. You will gain confidence to support others who may be experiencing mental health issues.'

  Learning Outcomes:

Completing our four day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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
  Minimum Requirements:

 N/A

  Reading Material:
No Course Material Available