Youth mental health first aid (YMHFA) Wales training deadline for booking 13 February

Date published: 07/02/2017

boyLocation: Resource and Wellbeing Centre - Tondu House Farm, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 9HF
Date: Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Cost: £25 per person (subsidised)
Please note that deadline for booking this course is Monday 13 February 2017
* Lunch is not provided, please either bring a packed lunch or there is food available to purchase on site

What is YMHFA?

This is a 14-hour training course for adults working or living with young people. It is particularly relevant for those who work with adolescents and may come into contact with young people at risk of experiencing mental distress. Comparisons can be drawn between emergency (physical) first aid and mental health first aid. In both cases members of the public can offer immediate aid and support the person to gain appropriate help.

YMHFA (Wales) is funded and supported by Welsh Government as part of Wales’ work on mental health improvement. YMHFA is also focussed on mental wellbeing which is a target for ESTYN Inspectors in education in Wales. Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual which is an excellent support resource. Those who have completed the course will receive a certificate confirming they are a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider.

The Youth MHFA course covers a number of topics including:-:

  • What is mental health? 
  • Depression and anxiety;
  • Self-harm and substance use disorders;
  • Eating disorders and psychosis. 

It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, including bullying/cyber bullying and teaches the importance of promoting wellbeing and protective factors. From this course you’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue in young people;
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing mental ill health;
  • Provide help on a first aid basis;
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm;
  • Help prevent a mental health issue from getting worse;
  • Help a young person recover faster.
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

To book please contact Joanne Maksymuik-King at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E:

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