This course is designed specifically for those individuals that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8-18 years and provides information, tools & techniques to promote a young person's mental & emotional wellbeing and guidance to support a young person who might be experiencing mental & emotional distress.
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based intervention that can be delivered in a wide variety of settings, where first aid is given to an individual experiencing distress until appropriate help and treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
Education Panel Cost - £120 per person
Please do not book your place until you have received approval from the Education Panel. Doing so will result in your booking being rejected.
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people including self-harm and eating disorders
- Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem and deal with a crisis situation or help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Provide help on a first-aid basis
- Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
- Help stop a mental health illness getting worse and help a young person recover faster
- Guide a young person to the right support
- Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems
- Be more aware of child and adolescent development, bully/cyber bullying, substance misuse and promote protective factors and good parenting
- Use the ALGEE tool for conducting MHFA and practice as an accredited Mental Health First Aider
By attending you will receive a nationally recognised certificate of attendance and be able to call yourself a "Mental Health First Aider"
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
- Individuals, carers, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education
- Anyone aged 16 or over
- Anyone living or working in or around the Plymouth area