This is a blended learning course with a half day online before and after the course which runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The course is certificated and participants receive the SMHFA: Young People manual.
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Who should come on the course:
The course is like any other type of first aid and is the help given to a young person before appropriate professional help or treatment can be obtained.
The course will benefit anyone with a professional or personal interest in the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
Aims of the course:
The SMHFA: Young People course does not set out to teach people to be therapists but it will train people to be able to:
· ask about suicide
· recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
· provide initial help
· guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
The course aims to:
· preserve life
· provide practical help
· promote the recovery of good mental health
· provide comfort to a young person experiencing distress
· promote understanding of mental health issues.
The objectives of the course
By the end of the training participants will have considered:
· Attitudes-to understand the role that stigma and discrimination play in mental health
· Recovery-to realise that recovery is possible
· Alcohol and Drugs-how they affect our mental health
· Suicide-how to ask about it
· Listening Skills-in a non - judgemental way
· Self-harm-understanding self harming behaviours
· Depression-what is depression
· Anxiety-understanding various anxiety disorders
· Psychosis-the impact of psychosis.
We recognise that continuing professional development is fundamental to delivering excellent services and achieving better outcomes.
Alan Burnett is the Learning & Development Assistant at Health in Mind. He is also a qualified SMHFA: Young People Instructor. Alan has had lived experience of mental health issues for over 30 years.
Emily Justice is a qualified SMHFA instructor and Russian translator.
Find out more at www.youngpeople.smhfa.com
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