MHFA for 16-18 year olds - Leicester
Two-day, face-to-face course for 16-18 year olds.
- Starts 18 AugStarts 18 Aug
- 250 British pounds£250
- Lynholme Road, Leicester, LE2 6GR
If you are aged 16-18 and thinking of applying for university or a career in education, health care, or social care, then a qualification in Mental Health First Aid can make your application stand out from the crowd. Many of the top sixth form colleges provide the opportunity for their students to do this course as they recognise that it can give them the edge in applying for these competitive areas. Dr Cheryl Hawkins, an experienced psychiatrist and foster carer, will lead these sessions to deepen your understanding of mental ill health and encourage you to make a difference to young people. You will learn how to support people experiencing mental health issues. We will give you the practical skills to help, and the confidence and knowledge to have conversations around mental illness. This course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you: - 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, and 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 Everyone who completes the course gets: - A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider - A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it - A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health
The course materials will be sent out 14 days before the course booking, after this time refunds are not available. However if you are unable to attend the course on the day please let me know and we can reschedule for another day.
Level Up Mental Health Training, Lynholme Road, Leicester, UK