Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to be delivering my first Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. This is a fantastic engaging course providing lots of relevant information and statistics.

  • One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.
  • Seven are likely to have been bullied
  • Six may be self harming
  • Rates of depression and anxiety have increased 70% in the past 25 years.
  • About 25% young people self harm on one occasion
  • 10% of suicides in the UK are by those aged 15 – 24.

Many young children are not getting the help they need. With this training key figures such as front line workers, teachers, class room assistants, carers and youth  workers  who are often in the best position to identify a young person who is struggling can learn how best to help and support these young people.

Youth Mental Health first Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8 – 18.

On this course you will learn how to preserve life, prevent deterioration of any injury or illness, promote healing and recovery and provide comfort to the ill and injured.

This course 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 issues from getting worse.

This course does not teach you to be a therapist – but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond.

This course gives you the tools to have the conversation that help to empower you to create a mentally healthy environment to support young people.

Delegates feedback:

“Excellent instructors, very easy to follow and enjoyable course, the instructors made the serious subject matter easy to digest.”

 

“This was a great opportunity! Before I recognised people who are in a certain distress but I did not know what to do, now I have a clear sense of direction. “

 

“Really informative and I feel a lot more prepared to deal with people with mental health issues. Had fun too!”

 

Next training opportunity:

31st Aug & 1st Sept,

Nottingham, 9:00 – 17:00

£120 per delegate

Phone: 0115 934 8446

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

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