Mental Health First Aid - Youth (16 Hour) - Isle of Man

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Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre

West Baldwin Road

Baldwin

Braddan

IM4 5EU

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Mental Health First Aid – Youth (16 Hour)

This is the full 16-hour Mental Health First Aid Youth course which qualifies you as a Mental First Aider. Your instructor is Jay Thompson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse & Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

What does the course cover?

This course covers the full MHFA England syllabus including; mental health awareness, depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders. It provides participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies to be a first aider.

To find out more about the course please see our
website:
https://mentalhealthbuildingblocks.co.uk/mh-first-aid-youth

As a Youth Mental Health First Aider you will have:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

About the trainer

Jay trained as a mental health nurse on the Isle of Man and has worked for a number of Department of Heath, private and charity services on the island. As a nurse Jay worked in a North London Child &

Adolescent Mental Health tier 4 inpatient unit before moving to work for Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CAMHS). He currently works across schools and social services with professionals, pupils and families to promote understanding of mental health. Jay is an experienced

trainer and facilitator who can make training accessible, engaging and practical.
You can contact Jay via email:
info@mentalhealthbuildingblocks.co.uk or phone on 07943730537

Format of the training
Day 1 morning: Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Young people today

  • About mental health facts and figures

  • Risk factors for mental ill health

  • Protective factors for mental health

  • Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing

  • The Youth MHFA action plan: ALGEE

Afternoon: Depression and anxiety

  • About depression facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • About anxiety disorders facts and figures

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Risk factors

  • The MHFA action plan for depression and anxiety: ALGEE

Day 2 morning: Suicide and psychosis

  • About suicide
  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • First aid for suicidal crisis

  • About psychosis

  • Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis

  • Types of psychotic disorders

  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

  • The MHFA action plan for psychosis: ALGEE

Afternoon: Self-harm and eating disorders

  • About self-harm facts and figures

  • Risk factors

  • Signs and symptoms

  • The MHFA action plan for self-harm: ALGEE

  • About eating disorders facts and figures

  • Different types of eating disorders

  • The MHFA action plan for eating disorders: ALGEE

  • Recovery

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is ideal for those who work, or have an interest in working with young people in a professional or voluntary capacity. It is also useful for people who are interested in the mental health of young people such as parents or carers.

Due to the sensitive nature of the subjects of these courses, the numbers for each course are limited

to 16 people and targeted at individuals aged 16 years and above. If you are 16 or 17 you will also need parental permission.

What is included?

The course includes instruction from a fully qualified MHFA trainer, certificate of attendance (by email), MHFA England workbook and a manual to keep. This literature provides a comprehensive reference guide for further reading and guidance.

Jay is also able to offer consultation to schools or organisations about how best to implement MHFA.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

Where is the course?

The course will be ran at Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre in the training room. The address of the venue is: West Baldwin Road, West Baldwin, Braddan IM4 5EU.

Parking is avalible on site .

Terms and Conditions

Please be aware the minimum number of participants for this course is 8. In the unlikely event that the minimum number of participants is not reached the event will be cancelled. You will be made aware of any cancelations a minimum of 7 days prior to the event and a full refund will be given. Refunds are possible up to 7 days before the event.

To qualify as a Mental Health First Aider you need to attend both days in full.

If you have any questions…

Please get in touch if you have any questions or requests. We are also able to deliver this course (and a range of others) directly to your organisation, business or school. Please contact Jay – info@mentalhealthbuildingblocks.co.uk

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