Youth Mental Health First Aid - Online

Certified by MHFA England and for England only - Youth Course

  • Starts 27 Jul
  • 300 British pounds
  • Online Session - Links will be provided

About the course

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19. In an average group of 30 15-year-olds: Seven are likely to have been bullied Six may be self-harming One could have experienced the death of a parent It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help. This online course trains 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 ​ Format This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across one to two weeks, with self-learning activities in between. See course structure section below for more detail Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan Takeaways Everyone who completes the course gets: A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health We are corporate partners of the Children's Heart Surgery Fund and we will donate 15% of the net profits from this course to them - www.chsf.org.uk


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