Youth- Mental Health First Aid Wales – 2 Day Course

Why attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid Wales course?

The 14 hour YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to adolescents.

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 in roles such as such as school staff, parents, guardians, 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 Youth Mental Health First Aid Wales course is based on international MHFA Guidelines. These Guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.

What will I learn?

The YMHFA 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:

Developing mental health problems

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Depression

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Anxiety problems

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Eating disorders

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Psychosis

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Substance use problems

Mental health crises

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Suicidal thoughts and
behaviours

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Non-suicidal self-injury

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Panic attacks

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Traumatic events

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Severe psychotic states

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Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

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Aggressive behaviours

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Wales course is now available as a qualification.

To gain a qualification in MHFA Wales you will need to attend the full Youth MHFA Wales course, at the end of the course you will have the opportunity to complete an accredited workbook. The workbook will need to be assessed by your instructor before you are awarded the qualification.

MHFA Wales courses are accredited by Agored Cymru in partnership with Adult Learning Wales.

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