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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Starts: Tuesday 4 June 2019 - 09:15 - 17:00
Venue : Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BD map
Who is this event for
This event is open to all staff working in Camden's schools.
What does this event cover
What is Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges?

Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with schools in mind. Based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments, Youth MHFA Schools and Colleges will cover key topics around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how to support young people experiencing mental distress. Whilst the course is not a replacement for the two day Youth MHFA course, delegates will become Champions for better mental health in schools.

What will I learn about on a two day Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges courses?

  • 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. 
These sessions will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities. A safe learning environment will be ensured and you will be supported throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.

How can MHFA for Schools and Colleges make a difference?

  • Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges teaches practical skills that can be used every day
  • It gives a deeper understanding to the complex issues relating to young people and mental health
  • It helps people recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues
  • It enables young people to access appropriate professional help
  • MHFA England has a proven track record and demonstrates its effectiveness through evaluation.
Please note
There are 2 sessions between Tuesday 4 June 2019 and Wednesday 5 June 2019