Mental Health First Aiders attend four sessions that cover:
An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing. Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress. Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgmental listening.
Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by sign-posting support through self-help sites, their place of learning or the NHS; engaging parent/ carers and external agencies where appropriate.
The ability to support a young person with long-term mental health issues or disabilities. The tools to look after their own mental wellbeing.