The eYMHFA Wales course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to young people and can be completed from the convenience of your home or office, without the need to travel and at your own pace through interactive modules and webinars online.
Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA Wales course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The eYMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis:
The course structure is as follows:
Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health:
- 1.1 Mental Health in Context
- 1.2 Stigma, Risk Factors and Early Intervention
- 1.3 The MHFA Model
Module 2: Depression
- 2.1 Introduction to Depression in Young People
- 2.2 Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings in Young People
- 2.3 Crisis First Aid for Non-suicidal Self-injury in Young People
- 2.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Depression in Young People
Module 3: Anxiety
- 3.1 Introduction to Anxiety in Young People
- 3.2 Crisis First for Panic Attacks in Young People
- 3.3 Crisis First Aid for Traumatic Experiences and Young People
- 3.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Anxiety in Young People
- Revision of Modules 1-3
- Role of The Mental Health First Aider
- Application of The MHFA Action Plan
- Self-care for the Mental Health First Aider
You will not be able to access Modules 4, 5 & 6 until you have completed Webinar 1 with your Instructor.
Module 4: Eating Disorders
- Introduction to Eating Disorders
- Crisis First Aid for Medical Emergencies and Young People
- The MHFA Action Plan for eating disorders in young people
Module 5: Psychosis
- 4.1 Psychosis: Introduction, Myths and Stigma
- 4.2 Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis in Young People
- 4.3 Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychotic Episodes in Young People
- 4.4 The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis in Young People
Module 5: Substance Use
- 5.1 Introduction to Substance Use in Young People
- 5.2 Crisis First Aid for Substance Use in Young People
- 5.3 The MHFA Action Plan for Substance Use in Young People
- Revision of Modules 4, 5
- Stigma and Judgements
- Application of The MHFA Action Plan
Upon completion of Webinar 2, you will gain access to your MHFA Wales certificate and be invited to provide feedback for the course.
As part of this course, you will be able to access the online version of the MHFA Wales Manual. You will be granted access to this on your browser, phone or tablet within 1 working day of registering for the manual upon beginning the course. If you would like a physical copy of the manual, you will also have the option to purchase this.
For organisations who wish to book more than one space on an individual course, please contact us on [email protected]
The online Adult Mental Health First Aid Wales course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.
Mental Health First Aid Wales has been adapted for Wales by Mental Health First Aid Wales Ltd.
*Please note that due to the nature of the topics covered within training, it is important that participants ensure their own comfort and safety. Please only undertake this course if you feel comfortable with the topics covered and take wellbeing breaks if and when needed.
**MHFA Wales is only licensed to provide this training course for those who live and/or work in Wales. Participants from other countries who wish to become trained in MHFA will need to contact the national provider licensed to deliver in their country.
*Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.
Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.