Prioritising Mental Health

Autism and Mental Health
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 signpost students/families to external support

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 signpost to other agencies as appropriate

SENCOs/Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and other professionals supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs

Mental Health First Aid Training - Adults - Two Day
Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a practical skills and awareness course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.  MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.

You will: 

  • learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe
  • learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery 
  • gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you

This course is certified by MHFA England.

Practitioners will gain:

  • a deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
  • practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

For those wanting to be a Mental Health First Aider within their workplace

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