YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (WALES)

Qualify as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. A two day workshop for anyone working with young people aged 8-18.

  • Trainer: Angela McMillan; Psychotherapist and Approved Mental Health First Aid (Wales) Instructor

As more young people are experiencing mental ill health it is essential that we provide an environment where it is safe to talk about mental health and to understand how early intervention can help with recovery. This course will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to support a young person who is experiencing mental health issues.

Fee: £1500 (Excl. VAT) plus travel expenses. 

The course covers:

  • What is mental health?

  • Issues that young people face

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicide and psychosis

  • Non suicidal self injury

  • Eating disorders

  • Substance use

Taking part in an MHFA (Wales) course:

  • Raises awareness and mental health literacy

  • Reduces stigma around mental ill health

  • Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

By the end of the course you will have:

 

  • An in depth understanding of young people's mental health

  • Confidence to provide an initial intervention

  • Tools to promote help seeking behaviour

  • Ability to help a young person thrive 

  • Knowledge to reduce stigma

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

 

Here at Elemental Health we place wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We focus on empowering others to understand, listen, support, and signpost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This MHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind.

 

 

 

The Facilitator:

Angela McMillan is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor (Membership number 031233) and supervisor with over ten years experience working with adults and young people. She has worked for a number of high profile organisations including Childline, Mind, The YMCA and the Terrence Higgins Trust and has run counselling services in sixth form colleges and schools. She  delivers mental health awareness training to organsiations across the UK and Wales and teaches emotional literacy and mental health awareness in education and to youth organisations. Angela is an approved Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and Youth MHFA (Wales) instructor.

 

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