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Mental Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). Our two-day course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Course participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems. This course informs participants where and how to get help for a young person who is considered to be at risk of developing a mental illness. We also discuss what kind of 'help' is effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

All course participants receive a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual and a Certificate of Completion.

Learning objectives:

YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

The course covers mental health problems such as:

  • Depression.

  • Anxiety.

  • Eating Disorders.

  • Psychosis.

  • Substance misuse.

We cover mental health crises such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

  • Non-suicidal self-injury.

  • Panic attacks.

  • Traumatic events.

  • Severe psychotic states.

  • Acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuses.

  • Aggressive behaviours.

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