Mental health first aid training – APL Health
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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
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
  • 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

BEXLEYHEATH   –   Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March 2019   –    (Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, 1 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7JZ)
BIRMINGHAM  –   Thursday 4th & 5th April 2019    –   (Bruntwood Cornwall building, 45 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 3QR)
TRAFFORD   –   Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019   –   (Trafford venue TBC)
BRISTOL   –   Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June 2019   –   (Bristol city centre venue TBC)

We will be coming to Milton Keynes, Norwich & Leeds in the Autumn term. 

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  • Bexleyheath - Thursday 7th & Friday 8th March 2019
  • Birmingham - Thursday 4th & Friday 5th April 2019
  • Trafford - Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019
  • Bristol - Thursday 20th & Friday 21st June 2019