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Youth Mental Health Awareness (Youth Mental Health 1st Aid) (Greenwich)

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London Marathon Ground

304 Shooters Hill Road

Greenwich

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SE18 4LT

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London Sport are offering workshops to help sports clubs and organisations training and support in a number of different subjects.



Mental health is just as important to our overall wellbeing as physical health, in some cases more so, yet we tend to pay far less attention to it. The mental health of young people is particularly important. Half of all long-term mental illness in adulthood starts by 15 and three quarters by 18.
Youth workers and coaches can do a great deal to prevent this, without being experts. We train to give physical first aid without hesitation – so why not mental first aid too?
Local authorities up and down the country see mental health as their top priority. They know that ignoring the problem is unaffordable because of the impact on the economy: young people with mental health problems find it harder to get or stay in work, they are more likely to get into legal trouble and will need more attention from their GP or hospital. Interventions, such as Mental Health First Aid, are both evidence-based and cost-effective.
Training your volunteers and coaches is money well spent and will allow your organisation to make a vital contribution to the health of the local population.

What Is It About?
Learners will explore the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people and discover what youth and sport workers can do to prevent and/or intervene when needed. The ‘Lite’ version provides a taster of the content for the ‘Full’ course. Learners on the full course cover topics such as child and adolescent development, bullying and cyber bullying, substance misuse and protective factors.

Learners will be able to:

  • challenge the discrimination surrounding mental health
  • define mental health & common issues
  • relate to other people's experiences
  • look after their own mental health
  • protect a young person who may be at risk
  • spot the signs of mental health issues in young people
  • give help, support and guidance to any young person who needs it

Who Is It For?
Volunteers, coaches and project managers

Minimum Age
16 years

Pre-Requisites
There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Length
3 hours.

Course Structure
3 hour (Short Course) delivery by qualified tutors that will involve interactive presentations and group discussions. The course addresses sensitive issues but you won’t be required to do anything with which you are not comfortable.

Assessment
There is no formal assessment for this training

Resources and Certification
Everyone attending the course receives a mental health first aid manual and an attendance certificate.
Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 – 18. The training programme is delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors who provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our Youth MHFA course is split up into four manageable chunks. These are:

  • What is mental health?
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders

You will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child and adolescent development, psychosis, bullying/cyber bullying and promoting protective factors and good parenting.

Cost:£5 refundable deposit on attending the workshop (Refunds made within 2-5 working days on the card used for payment)

Who is it for: Managers, coaches, volunteers and youth workers

Nearest Transport: North Greenwich Jubilee Line / Blackheath or Welling Overground. All require a bus journey to the venue

For more information please contact Paul Farthing on paul.farthing@londonsport.org or call 07572094425

Paul

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