Youth Mental Health First Aid (1 day)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (1 day)

Duration:

1 day (6 hrs)

Format(s):

On-site, on-line or blended

Learners:

Maximum 16

Certification:

eCertificates, valid for 3 years

Qualification:

Optional Level 2 Award

Quick Links

 
Map icon.png

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will give learners the knowledge and confidence to provide appropriate initial support to a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem. On successful completion, they may be referred to as a 'Mental Health First Aider', 'Mental Health Champion' or 'Mental Health Advocate'.

Learners will gain an understanding of the mental health continuum and how an individual's mental health may change over time. They will explore risk factors for developing a mental health problem, as well as the relationship between substance use and mental health.

Learners will then gain knowledge of common triggers and early warning signs for specific mental health problems. They will also explore organisations that provide specialised support.

Learners will then consider how they can make a difference. They will learn how to use the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan to start a safe and supportive conversation, encouraging appropriate self-help or professional support when necessary. Learners will develop enhanced communication skills, through non-judgemental listening.

Finally, learners will explore how to become more mentally resilient, as well as discovering ways that they can challenge stigma and contribute to a positive mental health culture where everyone can thrive.

 
Check list icon.png

TOPICS

Background:

• Well-being and mental health
• Mental health definitions
• The mental health continuum
• The prevalence of mental health problems
• Risk factors for mental health problems
• The impact of mental health problems
• Substance use and mental health
• Bullying and mental health


Understanding Specific Problems:

• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm
• Suicide
• Psychosis


Making a Difference:

• Challenging stigma
• Developing a positive mental health culture
• Building individual mental resilience
• The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
• Starting a safe and supportive conversation
• Appropriate self-help strategies
• Signposting to professional help

Certificate icon.png

CERTIFICATION

All of our courses are fully assessed and certificated to nationally recognised standards. eCertificates are valid for 3 years.

If required, this course may also lead to the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health (RQF) qualification.

In this case, learners must be at least 14 years old and complete the course within 3 weeks.

 
Person icon.png

AVAILABLE FORMATS

This course can be delivered via:

• 1 day face-to-face at your venue, or
• Webinar (MS Teams or Zoom), or
• eLearning + half day face-to-face/webinar

 
Tick in circle icon.png

WHY BOOK WITH US?

  • Enjoyable training, tailored to your needs

  • Consistently outstanding feedback

  • Designed/delivered by healthcare professionals

  • Friendly and responsive customer service

  • Nationally recognised qualifications

  • eCertificates, valid for 3 years

  • Fully insured, registered and accredited

  • No charges for amendments or cancellation

  • 20% discount on your first course

 

£

FEES

We know this course will make a huge difference to your organisation and your learners will love it.

Our fees are determined by the format you choose, the number of learners you'd like to train and whether you'd like them to get a qualification. That way you only pay for what you need.

If you haven't trained with us before, we also offer a 20% discount on your first course fee.

Please get in touch to find out more...