1 Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion

Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/01/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Kings College

Categories

Available spaces
0


NOV 2018: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL HOWEVER WE WILL BOOK ANOTHER COURSE IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST. PLEASE EMAIL s.williams@guildfordschoolsconfederation.co.uk TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. 

In order to help create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your school, the Guildford Schools Confederation have organised a new course, which was launched by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) last year and is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health

The 1 day Youth MHFA Champion training has been designed specifically with schools and colleges in mind. It provides those working with young people the skills and confidence to spot common signs and triggers of mental health issues, as well as the knowledge and confidence to help.

The course is suitable for Teachers and TAs  who work in schools with children up to age 18.

Through a mix of presentations, discussions and activities, the course covers these key topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm and eating disorders

Youth MHFA Champions are trained to:

  • Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health in young people
  • Start a supportive conversation with a young person who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress
  • Listen to a young person non-judgementally
  • Assess the risk of suicide and self-harm in a young person
  • Guide the young person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies
  • Escalate to the appropriate emergency services if necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate
  • Protect themselves whilst performing their role

Everyone who completes the course receives

  • A Youth MHFA manual full of information and resources and practical excercises to use in school
  • A certificate to say they are a qualified Youth MHFA Champion

Our trainer, Christine Moran, is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist with a particular focus on young people. She has extensive experience in health, education and social care within private, statutory and voluntary sectors. She has also had Mental Health board lead responsibilities in the local authority Families and Children’s service. Her work is now leading training, resource creation, programme delivery, peer projects, research, session work and writing in the mental health arena.

The cost per person for Guildford Confederation Schools is £80 for the course plus £20 for MHFA manual and resources.

Non Confederation schools pay £110 plus £20 for the MHFA manual and resources per person.

Spaces are strictly limited to 16.

More information on MHFA courses can be found at https://mhfaengland.org/.

Cancellation policy: any bookings cancelled within 14 days of the event will be charged at 100%.

 

Bookings

This event is fully booked.