This course has been developed for family, friends, school staff, college staff, carers, youth workers, children and young people wanting to be more confident supporting others with their mental health.
This mental health first aid course will help you recognise warning signs of mental ill health and equip you with skills and confidence to assist a child or young person you believe to be in need of support. In addition the course will give you vital tips on achieving optimum mental health and will give you skills to develop resilience, learn new ways to cope with stress, advise on sleeping better and positive ways you can boost your wellbeing and the mental health of those you care for.
This online qualification will provide you with the knowledge to spot specific warning signs that an adult, child or young person could be struggling with a mental health condition, it explains how to initiate a supportive conversation, explore healthier lifestyle choices and links to the wealth of additional support available if someone needs further help.
Ideal for individuals needing additional help and guidance to support their mental well-being, for those looking to introduce positive mental health practices to their workplaces, for teachers and support staff and friends, family and colleagues wanting more information on this vital topic
- It is estimated that around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives.
- Around 20% of adolescents experience a mental health problem in any given year.
- 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
It is vital that more people have the skills and understanding to identify that someone may be struggling and the knowledge and resources to signpost them to professionals who can give them the help they need.
The scope of this mental health first aid course is not learn to diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this should only be done by appropriately trained healthcare professionals. However, you will be guided in identifying signs someone might be struggling and we will equip you with a methodology to appropriately support them and a directory of people where you can signpost them for help.
It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.
The Author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the Author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.
The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org