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The Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People (SMHFA: YP) 14 hours CPD
Training is a 14 hour evidence based blended learning course made up of three parts:
Part 1: self-study online module
Part 2: full day face to face learning
Part 3: self-study online module
About the course
The course is certificated and participants receive the SMHFA: Young People manual.
Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People is a blended learning course. This means participants are invited to spend about 3 hours before the training day and 4 hours after the training day responding to the training materials to embed the learning from the main course day.
Mental Health First Aid: Young People was developed by NHS Scotland and is an evidence based course for adults supporting young people between the ages of 11 and 17.
Participants will receive a certificate on completion of all three stages of the course.
Who should come on the course
Mental Health First Aid: Young People is relevant for anyone who supports young people aged between 11 and 17. This includes, for example, parents, teachers, school nurses, youth workers, mentors, sports coaches and social workers.
The aims of the course
• to provide participants with a better understanding of young people’s mental health
• to equip participants with mental health first aid skills:
- how to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
- how to ask a young person about mental distress - how to provide initial comfort and support
- how to guide a young person towards professional help and other support.
The SMHFA:YP course is a 14-hour blended learning course comprising three parts.
Part 1: a 3-hour online self-study module which includes:
• The policy context in Scotland
• Attitudes, inequalities, stigma and discrimination
• Introduction to the most common mental health problems and crises experienced by young people: depression, anxiety, self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders and suicide
• Professional help
After completing all three parts of the course, each participant receives a certificate confirming their ‘Scotland’s Mental Health First Aider for Young People’ status along with a copy of the SMHFA:YP Manual.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND ATTACHMENT
This course aims to help learners feel more confident in understanding attachment theory. Contemporary attachment theory is, primarily, concerned with the importance of close human relationships. We know how important attachment is for mental health and wellbeing because of many years of research into child development. We know how it impinges on many adult
relationships and for parenting skills and styles. Good professional practice is also about human
relationships. Thus, present-day attachment theory has much to offer not only for understanding but for helping and supporting in our work and personal lives.
COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:
This is a one day course and includes: The nature of attachment; the brain and attachment theories; attachment styles; attachment, emotions and learning; attachment and relationships;
attachment in our professional relationships with young people; risk factors affecting attachment and vulnerable groups; future relationship styles.
This course has been designed for any professionals that come into contact with children or young people. It is also suitable for professionals working with vulnerable adults.
£95 for the complete course, including learning materials and Certificate of Attendance.