The Youth MHFA Aware half-day online course provides an overview of the common mental health issues affecting young people and introduces skills to communicate with and support people in distress.
This introductory three hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:
- Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
- Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
- Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
This new version of the Youth Mental Health Aware half-day course is delivered as a live, facilitated online session. The online format provides organisations with an accessible and flexible training option where ‘face-to-face’ in-house training is not possible due to social distancing.
Duration: 3 hours
Capacity: 15 delegates max
Availability: this course can be delivered online or as a 'face-to-face' in-house course, depending on social distancing requirements.
Who Is It For?
This course is useful for teaching staff, carers, parents and anyone who comes into contact with young people between the ages of 8 and 18.
This is not a counselling or therapeutic session, purely around awareness so you can feel more empowered to help someone else.
The Youth MHFA Aware course builds awareness of:
- Young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
- Triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Providing reassurance and support to a young person in distress
- Non-judgmental listening
- Guiding a young person to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix.
- Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing
- Higher or lower activity
- What is mental health?
- Protective and risk factors
- Stigma and discrimination
- Mental Health Continuum
- Protective and risk factors case studies
- Self-harm and suicide
- Signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people
- Stress Container
- Hand Model of the Brain
- Take Time Together
- Signposting to professional and self-help
- Self-awareness and self-care
- Action for Happiness: GREAT DREAM
- Personal pledge
- Wider perspective
Delegates will receive a manual for future reference and a certificate to say they are Youth Mental Health Aware.
Youth Mental Health First Aid 2-day course
Some organisations will encourage all employees to attend the Youth Mental Health Aware half-day course, with some participants then going on to attend the Youth MHFA 2-day course, which will qualify them as Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
A testimonial for the Youth Mental Health First Aid course:
“Very knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic instructor. Clearly passionate about subject and full of helpful tips and info. Thank you.”
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We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."
"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."
"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."
"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"
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