Alliance for Learning CPD and School Improvement Offer

68 Our Youth MHFA 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 their own mental wellbeing The course covers: Day 1 Day 2 Youth Mental Health First Aid • The Youth MHFA Action Plan • Definition of mental health • Adolescent development • Common youth mental disorders • Preventing mental health problems • Promoting wellbeing and protective factors Depression and Anxiety • What are depression and anxiety disorders? • Signs and symptoms • Possible causes • Action planning using MHFA Youth Suicide & Psychosis • The facts about suicide • Possible warning signs • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour • What is psychosis? • Signs of psychosis • Action planning using MHFA • Treatment and resources for psychosis Self-harm and eating disorders • What are they? • Why are they important? • Possible causes • Signs and symptoms • Treatment and resources • Action planning using MHFA Audience: Any adults working with children and young people in any capacity Date option 1: 8 & 9 Oct 2019 Date option 2: 29 & 30 Jan 2020 Date option 3: 6 & 7 May 2020 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL Cost: £300 Facilitated by: Lisa Wisher/Lisa Fathers Youth MHFA - two day

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