YOUTH Mental Health First Aid for Grenfell

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Kensington and Chelsea Mind

The Curve Community Centre

10 Bard Road

London, England W10 6TP

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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.

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. We want adults to be able to show young people 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.

Dates: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May or

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June

Time: 9.30 – 5.30pm

Venue: The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road. W10 6TP

Participants must be able to commit to attending both days between 9.30 – 5.30 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, 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

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, schools, youth workers and faith leaders working directly with people affected by the Grenfell disaster.

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’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 a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills, such a non-judgemental listening

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

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

  • Definition of mental health

  • Adolescent development

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

  • The YOUTH MHFA action plan

  • Preventing mental health issues

  • 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 | 0208 964 1333 ext. 8

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