About this course
Our Youth E-Mental Health First Aid course aims to improve the awareness of mental health problems among children and young people and is suitable for anyone interested in or already working with young people.
The course aim is to reduce stigma, promote help-seeking behaviour and provide initial intervention before professional help is delivered. While the course is suitable for all those working and living with young people, it can be targeted at those working with vulnerable young people, including those leaving care, young offenders, refugees and asylum seekers. YMHFA (Wales) has a focus on some of the issues that are particularly associated with young people such as substance misuse, including alcohol misuse, self-harm and eating disorders.
During the course, you will cover the following topics:
Developing mental health problems
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• Substance use problems
Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours
This course will be delivered via three remote sessions over a three week period, with independent study required in between sessions. Participants must also have access to a laptop with a functioning camera and speaker facility.