Date & Time: Friday, 29th June 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Venue: Health in Mind, 40 Shandwick Place
This course developed by NHS Health Scotland is an evidence-based course for adults supporting young people aged between 11 and 17 years old.
Mental health first aid was developed in Australia and is based on the concept of general first aid training. Mental health first aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before other help can be accessed.
The aims of the course are to provide participants with a better understanding of young people’s mental health; to equip participants with mental health first aid skills such as how to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress, how to ask a young person about mental distress, how to provide initial comfort and support, how to guide a young person towards professional help and other support.
This course is relevant for anyone who supports young people aged 11-17. This includes, for example, parents, teachers, school nurses, youth workers, mentors, sports coaches, and social workers.
Registration deadline: Mid June
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