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The Youth E- Mental Health First Aid program aims to improve the awareness of mental health problems in the children’s workforce and the public as a whole. The program aim is to reduce stigma, promote help seeking behaviour and to provide initial intervention before professional help is delivered. While the program is suitable for all those working and living with young people, it can be targeted at those working with vulnerable young people, including looked after children, those leaving care, young offenders, refugees and asylum seekers. YMHFA has a focus on some of the issues that are particularly associated with young people such as substance misuse, including alcohol misuse, self-harm and eating disorders. Suitable for anybody who wanted to work with young people
The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Three remote sessions delivered over three weeks, with independent study in between sessions. Participants must have access to a laptop with camera and speaker facility in order to complete this course (tablets or Smartphone’s unsuitable)
Developing mental health problems
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• Substance use problems
Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours
3 x webinars between 1 and 2.5 hours over 3 weeks
Youth E-Mental Health First Aid Wales Certificate
ACT Head Office, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF24 5ET.
T 029 2046 4727 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.
Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants. Source: Training in MindEnquire Now