The Youth Mental Health First Aid for Schools Course is designed to equip educators and school staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the mental health and well-being of young people.
Virtual or Classroom
2 Days

Youth Mental Health First Aid for Schools Course

Certificated by FAIB (First Aid Industry Body)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid for Schools Course is designed to equip educators and school staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the mental health and well-being of young people.

This course provides participants with the tools to recognise early signs of mental health issues, offer initial support, and guide young people towards appropriate professional help.

Certificated by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), this course promotes a healthy school environment conducive to student well-being and learning.

Mental Health First Aid In Schools Training Overview

Participants of this course will gain:

Understanding Youth Mental Health:

  • Definitions and explanations of mental health and mental ill-health in young people.
  • The impact of mental health issues on students' academic performance and social interactions.

Recognising Signs and Symptoms:

  • Identifying early signs and symptoms of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and self-harm.
  • Understanding risk factors and triggers specific to youth.

Providing Initial Support:

  • Approaches to communicate effectively with young people experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Active listening and empathetic communication skills.
  • Practical steps to take when providing initial help.

Crisis Management:

  • Strategies for dealing with mental health crises, including panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, and psychotic episodes.
  • Creating a safe environment for the young person.

Referral and Professional Help:

  • Understanding the role of mental health professionals and when to refer a student.
  • Building a network of support within and outside the school.

Promoting Mental Well-Being:

  • Strategies to foster a supportive and inclusive school environment.
  • Techniques for promoting resilience and stress management among students.

Course Requirements

  • Age Requirement: Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Language Proficiency: A good understanding of English is essential for understanding course materials and participating in assessments.
  • Background Check: Participants working directly with young people may be required to undergo a background check.

Who should attend the youth mental health first aid course?

This course is ideal for:

  • Teachers: Educators looking to support the mental health and well-being of their students.
  • School Counselors: Professionals providing psychological support and guidance within schools.
  • School Administrators: Staff responsible for student welfare and safety.
  • Support Staff: Teaching assistants, school nurses, and other support personnel involved in student care.
  • Youth Workers: Individuals working in educational or youth-oriented settings who want to enhance their mental health support skills.

Youth MHFA Assessments

To achieve certification, participants will undergo the following assessments:

  1. Written Assessment: A multiple-choice exam covering theoretical knowledge of youth mental health first aid.
  2. Practical Assessment: Demonstrations of practical skills in simulated scenarios, including communication techniques and crisis management.
  3. Continuous Observation: Ongoing evaluation by the course instructor throughout the training to ensure active participation and understanding.

Mental Health First Aid for Children Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate from the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB).

This certification is valid for three years and demonstrates the participant's competence in providing initial mental health support to young people in educational settings.

By completing this course, participants will be better prepared to support the mental health needs of students, fostering a safer and more supportive school environment.

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