Prioritising Mental Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Description
MHFA (Youth) course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 -18.

The comprehensive 2 day programme covers topics specific to young people and mental health including:
  • What is mental health?
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
  • Promoting protective factors
  • Action planning using MHFA

MHFA is certificated by MHFA England. All participants will receive a standard MHFA manual and attendance certificate from MHFA England www.mhfaengland.org
Impact Statement
Attendance on this 2 day course leads to certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a First Aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problem
Audience

Teachers and support staff working with primary and secondary school age children

Date
26th February 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
27th February 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Professionals authorised to deliver MHFA Youth
Cost
£210
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Date
14th May 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
15th May 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Professionals authorised to deliver MHFA Youth
Cost
£210
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Self Harm

Description
This half-day workshop focuses on self-harm amongst school age children. Through presentation and group discussion, participants will consider how self-harm relates to the spectrum of mental health and illness. The workshop will equip participants with an overview of current theories, challenge misunderstandings, improve knowledge and raise awareness of common self-harming behaviours in young people.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will be more confident in:
  • Understanding reasons why young people may self-harm
  • Recognising self-harm in young people
  • Challenging misunderstandings around self-harming behaviour and promoting helpful ways of discussing this issue in the school environment
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff working with primary and/or secondary school age children

Date
25th April 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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Autism and Mental Health: A review of specific issues and interventions

Description
A day to:
  • Explore the particular mental health needs most commonly linked to children with an ASD
  • Explore current research in this area, including more vulnerable groups of children
  • Provide participants with resources and strategies to use with this group of students
  • Inform staff how to sign post students/families to external support
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have staff supporting them who can understand and support their mental health needs
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage Mental Health needs in students with an ASD, and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to support this group of students, and sign post to other agencies as appropriate
Audience

SENCOs/Teachers and TA’s and other professionals, supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs

Date
10th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services and CAMHS
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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