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Livewell - Mental Health First Aid Youth

Course Date: 30 June 2020 & 1 July 2020, 09:30 - 17:00

Course Leader: Ali Crane, Cathryn Keeble

Duration of Course: 2 days

Location: The Pavilion, Plymouth Cricket Club, Devonport Hill, Plymouth, PL1 4JG

Price: £0.00 per delegate

Available Places: 4

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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

Course Deliverables

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

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