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Mental Health Awareness (Youth)

Overview

This introductory 3-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It looks at some of the common mental health issues affecting young people including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis. The course also offers skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues as well as ways to support them and relate to their experiences.

Who needs this qualification?

Youth Mental Health First Aid courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.

Why is this training important?

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:

  • Seven are likely to have been bullied
  • Six may be self-harming
  • One could have experienced the death of a parent

Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.

Course content

  • 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
  • Safeguarding
  • Recovery
  • Self-awareness and self-care
  • Action for Happiness: GREAT DREAM
  • Personal pledge
  • Wider perspective

Learning outcomes

Training to be Youth Mental Health Aware will enable you to:

  • Understand some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Gain skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Learn ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
Certificated by: MHFA England
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: This certificate does not expire; however, refresher training is recommended every 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 16 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face / Live online

Available dates

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