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Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid for Grenfell - 2 day course

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Kensington and Chelsea Mind

The Mind Centre, Office 10

7 Thorpe Close

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The Grenfell tragedy has had a deep and profound effect on our community that will take time to heal. Let’s begin to create a future where we all know how to look after our own mental wellbeing and a future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

YOUTH Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for organisations who work with young people aged 8-18. We train the adults in a young person’s life to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.

ADULT Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for organisations who work with people over the age of 18 from the local community.

We believe that by giving adults the information and skills to look after their own mental health, we can set an example for young people and the local community. We want adults to be able to show young people and the local community that mental health problems can be a part of life in just the same way as physical health problems, and that it’s OK to talk about and it’s OK to ask for help. We hope that by giving individuals the tools to open up these conversations, we can empower people to create mentally healthy, supportive environments in their workforce, schools and communities.


ADULT MHFA:

Dates: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January or

Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March

Time: 9.00 – 5.00pm - access available from 8.45 for a prompt 9.00am start.

Venue: The Mind Centre, Office 10, 7 Thorpe Close. W10 5XL

YOUTH MHFA:

Dates: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February

Times: 9.00 – 5.00pm - access available from 8.45 for a prompt 9.00am start.

Venue: TBA

Participants must be able to commit to attending both days between 9.00 – 5.00 otherwise they will miss out on valuable information and will not be eligible to receive the qualification.


This training is available for people working with local community organisations or youth clubs as part of the Grenfell Recovery programme e.g. volunteers, community workers, youth workers or faith leaders etc.


Be part of the Grenfell recovery programme by training in MHFA:

  • YOUTH Mental Health First Aid – two day course or

  • ADULT Mental Health First Aid – two day course

MHFA courses are regularly evaluated, grounded in research and developed by experts, with input from people who have experienced mental ill health. Our courses are delivered by experienced, accredited MHFA trainers. Teaching methods are a mix of presentations, small group discussions and workshop activities. PLACES ARE FREE for organisations, community centres, schools, youth workers and faith leaders working directly with people affected by the Grenfell disaster.


  • An in-depth understanding either young people’s or adult's mental health and factors that affect mental wellbeing

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

  • Confidence to reassure and support someone in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills, such a non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help anyone with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing


YOUTH MHFA:

  • Definition of mental health

  • Adolescent development

  • Common mental health disorders that affect young people; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders

  • The YOUTH MHFA action plan

  • Preventing mental health issues

  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors

ADULT MHFA:

  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • What is mental health?

  • Common mental health disorders; depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, personality disorders

  • Treatments available, recovery and building resources

  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

  • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors


The small print: MHFA courses are valued at £300 per delegate, depending on the course. Kensington and Chelsea Mind reserve the right to levy a charge of 25% of cost for cancellations of less than 48 hours’ notice and 35% for non-attendance on the day.


For more information contact:

Jill Watson, Kensington and Chelsea Mind, Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

jill.watson@kcmind.org.uk | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8

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