Course duration: 
14 Hours
Minimum age: 
18 Years

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales) course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. These Guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • 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

Mental Health First Aid (Wales) has been adapted for Wales by Training in Mind.

What to Expect

We limit the numbers to 14 learners per courseand there must be a minimum of 8 learners.

Who Is It For?

Parents, guardians, school staff, sports coaches, youth workers, volunteers and project managers

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Cost

£175 Per Person or £2200 for a whole course.

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