This two day course qualifies you as a youth Mental Health First Aider and enables you to develop an in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and wellbeing. It will help you spot the triggers, signs and symptoms of specific mental health issues and it will provide you with the confidence to act appropriately to support individuals who may be in distress.

At the end of this two day course you will have developed your knowledge and understanding of non judgemental listening and help a young person recover their health by guiding them to the applicable support networks such as NHS, employer, self help or a mix of all. And be able to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability thrive within their setting.

This course will also provide you with the tools to look after your own mental health.

The 2 days is made up of 4 sessions and covers the following;

Session 1

    •       What is Mental Health? and Why Mental Health First Aid?
    •       Impact of Mental Health issues
    •       Stigma and discrimination
    •       Depression

Session 2

    •       Suicide/Suicidal crisis
    •       Drugs and Alcohol and mental health
    •       Non judgemental listening
    •       First aid and treatment for depression
    •       Looking after yourself

Session 3

    •       Anxiety
    •       First Aid after a crisis
    •       Alcohol, Drugs and anxiety disorders
    •       Cognitive distortions and CBT
    •       Personality disorders, Eating Disorders and Self Harming

Session 4

    •       Psychosis, risk factors and alcohol and drugs and psychosis
    •       Schizophrenia, Bi-polar
    •       Crisis first Aid for Psychosis
    •       Treatment, Resources and Recovery
    •       Action planning for using Mental Health First Aid

Awarding body: Mental Health First Aid England
Assessment: Completion of Workbook, Group work, Action Planning
Duration: 2 days
Cost: £220 (plus VAT)