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Please note that you must attend both days on 24th and 30th November. Training for those working in Slough practices.
One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.
In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:
- Seven are likely to have been bullied
- Six may be self-harming
- One could have experienced the death of a parent.
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in young people.
It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.
What will I learn?
This two-day course trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider (MHFA), giving you:
- 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
The course is delivered in four manageable elements and focuses on the issues faced by young people today.
- About mental health
- Depression and anxiety
- Suicide and psychosis
- Self-harm and eating disorders
Everyone who completes the course receives:
- A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider
- A Youth Mental Health First Aider manual to refer to whenever you need it
- A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health
- Arbour Park Sports Stadium, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY
- Tea and coffee provided
- Please bring you own lunch and note there are no dining facilities at the venue and very few shops within a short drive
- Free parking
Please click here to book your space. Please ensure you include your email address and daytime telephone number.
- November 24
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Advanced Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, First Contact Practitioners, GPs, HCAs, Nurses, Nursing Associates, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Physician Associates, Practice Managers, Receptionists, Social Prescibers
- Event Tags:
- mental health first aid, MHFA, youth mental health
- Arbour Park Sports Stadium
Slough, SL2 5AY + Google Map