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      Youth Mental Health First Aiders 2-Day Programme by MHFA Nederland in The Hague

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      January 14, 2020

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      Lange Houtstraat 26
      The Hague, Netherlands

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      Youth Mental Health First Aiders 2-Day Programme by MHFA Nederland

      As a globally recognised 2-day training course, Youth MHFA is designed to teach staff, volunteers and parents alike how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. The training gives people the skills and confidence to safely address mental health issues in young people aged 8 to 18, with a strong practical focus on how to support a young person experiencing mental distress. All courses are delivered by an experienced associate instructor who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Our quality assured associates have been recruited due to their diverse backgrounds in education and youth work, experience in mental health, and ability to engage and motivate participants. Who it's for International school staff working and/or who teaches or cares for 8 to 18-year-olds. This programme is delivered by MHFA Nederland but will be delivered in English and with an English contextual bias.  If you would like the programme in Dutch, please contact Capacity We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan. Everyone who completes the course gets: A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever they need it (the manual recommends some English organisations that offer support; we will provide additional materials for the Dutch system) A certificate to say they are a Youth Mental Health First Aider   What you will learn 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   Course structure Session 1: Youth MHFA About Youth MHFA Context: England’s child health care policy About mental health – facts and figures Risk factors for mental ill health Preventing mental health issues and promoting wellbeing The Youth MHFA action plan   Session 2: Depression and anxiety About depression – facts and figures Signs and symptoms Risk factors About anxiety disorders – facts and figures Signs and symptoms   Session 3: Suicide and psychosis About suicide Risk factors and warning signs for suicide First aid for suicidal crisis About psychosis Risk factors and warning signs of psychosis Types of psychotic disorders Crisis first aid for acute psychosis The MHFA action plan for psychosis   Session 4: Self-harm and eating disorders About self-harm – facts and figures Risk factors Signs and symptoms The MHFA action plan for selfharm About eating disorders – facts and figures Different types of eating disorders The MHFA action plan for eating disorders Recovery   Programme Facilitator MHFA Nederland. MHFA training courses were first developed in Australia in 2000. In the years since, it has evolved into a global movement with licensed programmes in 24 countries and counting. Over two million people have been trained in MHFA skills worldwide. You can find out more about international MHFA programmes at Cost 495 euros (Payments can be made by credit card / debit card or by invoice. All invoices will be issued in the academic year 2019-2020 unless otherwise requested by contacting us directly .) Cancellation Cancellation can be made up to six weeks before the first day of delivery by contacting us directly at . Any participant cancellation after this time is non-refundable.  

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