Youth Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.
In each section you'll learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
- Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
- Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
- Help a young person recover faster
- Guide a young person towards the right support
- Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
The Youth MHFA course takes place over 2 full days at a cost of £300 per person, unless you have been issued a Promotion Code by Peter.
The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussions and group work activities. Peter will provide a very safe learning environment and is trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don't feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don't, we won't make you do something you aren't comfortable with.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects of our courses, including suicide, we limit numbers to 16 people. We want everyone to feel safe and Peter can help if people find some bits particularly difficult.
For more information please visit: www.mhfaengland.org
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When & Where
St John's House
SO23 9BE Winchester
Trained in: Standard, Standard Lite, Youth, Youth Lite, Schools and Colleges
Peter has been delivering mental health and emotional wellbeing training for many years. He is an experienced, highly effective and skillful communicator, with proven success at engaging delegates from all professions and backgrounds over the course of his career. He was selected by MHFA England to join their team of elite workplace instructors in 2013 and in 2014 became an award winning MHFA instructor for his exceptional standard of delivery and excellent client feedback.
With 18 years background in face-to-face youth work, development and management Peter has witnessed first-hand the increase in mental ill health amongst young people and regularly uses the insight gained through Youth MHFA to help them and train others to do the same. With his experience in leading a team of youth workers and building strong networking relationships with organisations across the UK, Peter understands the responsibility of managing a team and the negative effect mental ill health can have on workforce morale and productivity.
For more information about Peter, please visit: http://mhfaengland.org/profile/289