The YMHFA course teaches adults how to
assist adolescents who are developing any of
the following mental health problems,
experiencing a worsening of an existing mental
health problem or in a mental health crisis:
Developing mental health problems
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• Substance use problems
Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours
Suitable for anyone aged 18 or over in contact with young people
The 14 hour YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers.
Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Please note that completion of this course does not qualify you as a therapist or counsellor.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales) course is
based on international MHFA Guidelines. These
Guidelines were developed using consensus of mental
health consumers, carers and professionals from
English-speaking developed countries.
Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.
Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.