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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – 1 DAY COURSE

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Siren Training offer Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses for both individuals and groups from organisations. If you’re looking to train an individual or a small number of people, please click on ‘OLD STREET’ below for a list of dates. If you would like us to come to your workplace and deliver a course to a group, please click on the options on the right.

LONDON

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What is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course?

Mental Health first aid is not unlike physical first aid: help offered for someone suffering from ill health, in this case mental ill health. Mental Health First Aid courses will also teach you to spot earlier signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, such as anxiety,  depression, schizophrenia, etc. With the knowledge and tools learned in the course, individuals will be able to to deliver mental health first aid before professional medical treatment is available. The aims of mental health first aid are to:

  1. Preserve life
  2. Prevent further harm
  3. Promote recovery
  4. Provide comfort to the person who suffers  

Please note that as a qualified Mental Health First Aider, or someone who has undertaken a Mental Health First Aid course, you will not be able diagnose or treat, but you can identify  symptoms of anxiety, depresion, eating disorders, amongst other challenges, and encourage someone to seek professional help.These courses do not teach you to be a counsellor or therapist, but will empower you to react and signpost when someone in mental distress may need professional help.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row u_row_style=”0″ u_row_paralax=”0″ u_row_scheme=”0″][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551180530176{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSES FOR ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

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What is 1 day youth mental health first aid (MHFA) training?

 

Youth  Mental Health First Aid training is designed to upskill delegates to better support young people. The course will teach you how to spot signs and symptoms of young people’s poor mental health. The course does not teach you skills for counselling or therapy, but to act as a first responder. You will be taught how to approach the person who  is experiencing mental distress, give support and encourage them to seek professional help.

1 day youth mental health first aid training consists of 2 sessions:

1 Session:

  • Why Youth MHFA One Day?
  • What is mental health and mental ill health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Depression
  • Suicide
2. Session

  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Recovery
  • Resilience

 

Who needs to be trained as a Youth Mental Health First Aider?

If you are a teacher, youth worker or parent you might want to consider to attend 1 day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.

 

About Youth Mental Health.  What are the risk factors? 

Mental health issues normally manifest before an individual is 24 years old, which is why its important to focus on mental health in youth. In adolescence especially, young individuals are experiencing their context and themselves differently, which can also impact on mental health.

There are numerous risk factors which can influence mental health. The most common mental health issues are related with family and child’s developmental environment. Single parent, alcohol abuse, young maternal age, conflicts and violence with the family, lack of emotional connection are just a few examples which can influence young people and their mental health.

Young individuals who experience a lack of warmth and care from his/her family are more vulnerable in other communities, such as school, and can experience bullying, discrimination and exclusion or on the contrary, can participate in bullying and discrimination.

Therefore early intervention is very important to identify and support young people and to prevent progression of any untreated conditions. School teachers, youth organisations and parents should be aware and ready to deliver mental health first aid as needed.

 

1 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

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8 Hours

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£160 + VAT

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Certificate

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Why Mental Health First Aid is important?

Mental Health First aid is important for several core reasons.

  1. Ill mental health is very common.  Research indicates that one in four people suffers from anxiety, panic or depression.  It is very likely that someone in your immediate environment, whether in the workplace, home or neighborhood has or will experience ill mental health. Feeling equipped to help a family member or friend who may need it is a valuable tool.
  2. Mental health is still stigmatised in our society. Stigma negatively affects those who experience ill mental health and can delay recovery. When people feel ashamed to speak about their problems with others, they might not get the help they need. By beginning to have conversations about mental health with our friends and family and in our workplaces, we can start to decrease stigma and promote positive, safe environments for anyone to discuss their mental health. Additionally, speaking up about our mental health encourages others to do the same, and can normalise mental health. Mental health and physical health should be considered equally important, as they are both integral parts of personal and public wellbeing.
  3. Many of us are misinformed about mental health. For example, a very common myth about mental health is that those with mental issues are dangerous for society. By raising awareness mental health, we can debunk discriminatory and harmful myths, help people take care of their own wellbeing as well as help others.
  4. Parity of esteem. In many respects, a mental health illnesses is similar to a physical  ailment- The longer diagnosis and treatment are delayed the higher the risk for longer term consequences. Just like we know that eating healthy foods helps our physical abilities, healthy mental habits can be equally as important to mental health. Likewise, the sooner a problem is spotted, the quicker the recovery.
  5. In emergency situations, we can often feel that we don’t know how to advise, or act.A  Mental Health First Aid courses teaches participants an action plan to use in case of emergencies. This plan is easy to remember and effective in taking steps to help someone who may need it while  making the environment safe for everyone involved.

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Youth mental health in the UK

Young people are taking their own lives.The number of teenage suicides has increased by 67% since 2010 (reference this). Suicide is the most common cause of death in young people in the UK.

Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in the last year alone 187 under 19s took their own lives, compared with 162 the year before – a rise of 15 per cent.

Social isolation is also a large problem in youth. The most connected iGeneration through social media is the most socially isolated.