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
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.
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