MHFA teaches people to spot the signs of mental health issues and how to guide a person towards support. The course won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but it will teach you how to respond in a crisis and how to reach out before a crisis happens. To find out more about the benefits of MHFA please visit Youth · MHFA England.

 

Our youth MHFA course can be delivered either online or face to face across either 2 or 4 days. The training course is designed to be delivered to between 8 and 16 people.

 

Dates Online or Face to Face Booking Link
18th August - 25th August
(4 sessions)
Online Link

 

For face to face training we can deliver this course on site at your organisations venue or at our wellbeing centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, (216-218 Katherine Street, OL6 7AS). Please note that due to covid guidelines we can at present only accommodate up to 8 people at our venue.

 

If your organisation would like to book a MHFA course for your staff, please email trainingacademy [at] togmind.org. This training can be delivered between 8-16 persons either at your own venue (if COVID compliant) or online via zoom.

 

Sessions

Session 1

  • About Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Context: England’s child health care policy

  • 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

 

Session 2

  • 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

 

Session 3

  • 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

 

Session 4

  • 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

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