This course is designed specifically for those individuals that teach, work,
live with or care for young people aged 8-18 years and provides information,
tools & techniques to promote a young person's mental & emotional
wellbeing and guidance to support a young person who might be experiencing
mental & emotional distress.
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based intervention that can be delivered in
a wide variety of settings, where first aid is given to an individual experiencing distress
until appropriate help and treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people including self-harm and eating disorders
• Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem and deal with a crisis situation or help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
• Provide help on a first-aid basis
• Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
• Help stop a mental health illness getting worse and help a young person recover faster
• Guide a young person to the right support
• Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems
• Be more aware of child and adolescent development, bully/cyber bullying, substance misuse and promote protective factors and good parenting
• Use the ALGEE tool for conducting MHFA and practice as an accredited Mental Health First Aider
By attending you will receive a nationally recognised certificate of attendance and be able to call yourself a "Mental Health First Aider"
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
• Individuals, carers, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education
• Anyone aged 16 or over
• Anyone living or working in or around the Plymouth area