Would you be able to identify the signs if a child or teenager was struggling with depression or anxiety? How would you respond if you knew a child or teen was suicidal or having a panic attack?
This evidence-based course is ideal for Adults who want to understand and support Mental Health difficulties in young people.
Mental Health First Aid is the equivalent to physical first-aid training, but for mental health. It is a powerful toolkit that teaches you how to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness. No prior knowledge of mental health is required for you to learn these skills.
This training is a 2-Part course and will run over two consecutive days (Friday, 24th & Saturday, 25th September).
Course Material & Certificate:
The course manual must be collected from The LightHouse Arabia before the online training (e-manuals are not permitted). E-certificates will be e-mailed to participants upon completion of the course.
THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR:
- School Administrators
- Sports Coaches
- Healthcare providers (Doctors, nurses, administrators)
It is ideal for anyone interacting with adolescents (12 - 18 yrs old), though also relevant for those helping kids a little younger or older.
A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER LEARNS HOW TO RESPOND TO:
- Early warning signs of an emerging mental health issue
- An existing mental health illness
- Mental health crises
You will learn how to respond to youth struggling with:
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Mental Health crisis situations covered:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Non-suicidal self-injury (i.e. self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Severe effects of drugs or alcohol
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviors