Devon Training Hub room, 5 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, PL6 8BT
Time: 9.15 Registration 9.30 Start and 16.30 Finish
Parking: Some free parking is available on site
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) - For Youth
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course,
designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health
and provide help on a first aid basis. At MHFA England we offer a range of
courses tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people
aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each
and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor.
Youth MHFA Two Day course Completing our two day course qualifies
you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
-- 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 chunks:
-- About mental health
-- Depression and anxiety
-- Suicide and psychosis
-- Self-harm and eating disorders
It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting. Everyone who completes the course gets a Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it, and a certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Book onto a Youth MHFA Two Day course:
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This course is supported by our partners in the pharmaceutical industry by the provision of trade stands. Company products may be on display
Plymouth Science Park
Unit 1, 5 Research Way,
Turn off from the main Derriford Road and turn left into the Main Car Park which is the second turning on the left.
If you let us have your registration number prior to arriving you can just park in the Visitors car park we can register this for you on the system. Or you can also request a parking permit from us to print out and put in your car. You can then just park and make your way down to our building as indicated which is the first building on the left just off the roundabout. If you have not sent in your registration prior to arriving then come to our reception and we will give you a parking permit to put in your car.
When you get to the front door of our building please press 1 then the bell sign and we will buzz you in. Go through the doors to the left of the lift then take the next corridor on your right and go to the reception desk to sign in.