Wellbeing & Mental Health

As a trauma informed practitioner, mental health first aider and children's yoga teacher, Katie has a wealth of knowledge and experience to support you and your organisation to develop your mental health strategy and work.

The importance of mental health has been highlighted in various ways over the past number of years and the impact poor mental health can have on children, families and staff can be reduced by having good policies and systems in place.

Ensuring we have well trained professionals working with children and their families is imperative, but it’s equally important that adults know how to support each other.

Mental health is experienced differently by all of us but there are ways that we can support individuals. Having some basic knowledge or in-depth training can make a notable difference to your practice and the organisation you work with. 

Training and Consultancy can be offered on the following areas:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid accredited by MHFA England (see below for further details)

  • Mental Health Awareness Training

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • Supporting Staff and Children with Mental Health

  • Strategy and Policy

  • Auditing and Action Planning

  • Training for Education Staff including, Pastoral Staff, Learning Mentors and Teachers

  • Parenting Workshops 

  • Play and Attachment Workshops

  • Workshops/ Twilight Training Sessions- specific areas of mental health such as supporting with anxiety

  • Trauma Informed Practice and Ways of Working

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Meditation and Mindfulness including Mindful Movement

  • Yoga for Children

  • Application of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

  • Bespoke wellbeing sessions & courses 

Youth Mental Health First Aid accredited by MHFA England 

Due to COVID-19, we are currently only running this course online at this time. 

This online course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues 

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening 

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing ​

 

Cost

£250 per person.

If you are wanting to commission this course for a group of learners or your organisation, please get in touch for cost details.

 

Format
  • This is an online course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions spread across one to two weeks, with self-learning activities in between. 

  • Each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
     

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider

  • A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. The course can be attended by anyone from age 16 upwards. Each and every MHFA England course is delivered by a quality assured instructor.

Youth MHFA Two Day course

Completing the two day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive

  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

The course is delivered in four manageable chunks:

  • About mental health 

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicide and psychosis

  • Self-harm and eating disorders.

It focuses on the issues faced by young people today, such as cyber bullying and substance misuse, and teaches how to promote protective factors and good parenting. 

If you are interested in booking a place, or would like further details, please contact us through the "contact us" button below. 

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