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Mental health first aid training

Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis
Overview
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

At APL Health we offer a two-day course tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18. The courses can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards and will be delivered by our quality assured instructor.

What will I learn?
Our two-day course provides an in depth understanding of specific mental health issues and is delivered in four manageable chunks:
  1. What is mental health?
  2. Depression and anxiety
  3. Suicide and psychosis
  4. Self-harm and eating disorders

It focuses on prominent issues faced by young people today such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting.

Completing the two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

How will attending a Youth MHFA course help?
The course will increase awareness around mental health. It will allow you to develop practical skills to identify a range of mental health issues and support a young person to get the help they need.

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in a MHFA course:

  • raises awareness and mental health literacy
  • reduces stigma around mental ill-health
  • boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
  • promotes early intervention which enables recovery
Pricing
  • Attend event at our venue
  • £ 300

    per delegate


  • No minimum attendee requirement
  • We run the event at your venue
  • £ 1000

    Fixed cost + £20 per attendee


  • Minimum of eight attendees
  • Enhanced+ APL Health Clients
  • £ 0

    For up to two members of staff


  • Fully subsidised as part of your package with us
Course dates

CHELTENHAM   –   Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th September 2018   –    (Cheltenham Film & Photographic Studios Hatherley Lane Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6PN)
NOTTINGHAM   –   Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October 2018    –   (Park Plaza Nottingham, 41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6GD)
MILTON KEYNES   –   Thursday 29th & Friday 30th November 2018   –   (Milton Keynes College, Silbury Campus, 200 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LT)
DURHAM   –   Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December 2018   –   (Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN)

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  • Cheltenham - 24th & 25th September 2018
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  • Milton Keynes - 29th & 30th November 2018
  • Durham - 6th & 7th December 2018