Mental Health First Aid Training Course for Parents

WHAT IS YOUTH MHFA?

Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8-18. The training programme is delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors who provide information, tools and techniques to promote a young person’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON A YOUTH MHFA COURSE?

Our Youth MHFA course is split up into four manageable chunks. These are:
• What is mental health?
• Anxiety and depression
• Suicide and psychosis
• Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders

You will also cover other topics specific to young people that include child and adolescent development, psychosis, bullying/cyber bullying and promoting protective factors and good parenting.
The Youth MHFA course usually takes place over two full days. However, the delivery of this course is very flexible and may be delivered over a number of sessions. The sessions will be a mix of presentation, group discussion and group work activities. Our instructors provide a very safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain bits, then don’t. We won’t make you do something you aren’t comfortable with.

HOW CAN YOUTH MHFA MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

• Youth MHFA taches practical skills that can be used every day.
• It gives a deeper understanding to the complex issues relating to young people and mental health.
• It helps people recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and enables them to provide initial help.
• It enables a young person to access appropriate professional help.
• MHFA England has a proven track record and demonstrates its effectiveness through evaluation.

BRADFIELD COLLEGE is one of the leading co-educational boarding schools in the country. It has been praised consistently for the quality of its pastoral care. It is committed to improving literacy in the area of mental health and was proud to win the MHFA (England) Youth Champion Award at the House of Lords in February 2015. The College runs a number of courses related to pastoral care and also hosts an annual conference with the purpose of encouraging the ‘Talking Schools’ agenda. Further details of all courses and conferences can be obtained from the Enterprises Office (enteprises@bradfieldcollege.org.uk)