This accredited training is taught with empathy and compassion by qualified medical professionals who are all certified mental health first aid instructors. Drawing upon their real-life experiences to enrich the training, this course is packed full of information, teaching you how to recognise common mental health disorders and proactively help a young person in distress.
- How to recognise the difference between ‘normal adolescence’ and important mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorder and behavioural addictions
- How to deliver first aid in a non-crisis situation using a framework to approach a mental health conversation
- First aid for mental health crises including suicidal thoughts, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, severe psychotic episodes, alcohol poisoning and intoxication, aggressive behaviours, and crises related to eating disorders
Online courses are 17.5 hours long, face-to-face courses are 14 hours.
After a short test, successful participants will receive the internationally recognised ensa Mental Health First Aider certificate (valid for three years).