In your work or home life do you come across people who seem anxious, distressed, or even depressed?
In 2017, would you like to feel better equipped to spot early signs of mental ill health and be more able to help people?
Then this FREE training could well be for you:
Mental Health First Aid Training
AIM – Following the course you will be able to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health. The practical, skills based approach demystifies mental health problems and challenges the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness. Participants will learn about anxiety, depression, psychosis and suicide and will gain an understanding about risk factors, signs and symptoms and the range of available treatments.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
AIM – Following the course you will be able to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people.
This course is specifically designed for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11-18. It provides information about anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development. A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.
Both of these two day courses are accredited and internationally recognised as good practice. They support more of us across our communities to become more aware of how to recognise signs of mental ill health in those around us, and in ourselves, and what we might best do in response.
These courses are funded by Dewsbury and Mirfield District Committee. To be eligible for a free place you need to work or volunteer with residents of Dewsbury or Mirfield, or live in Dewsbury or Mirfield yourself.
As there are limited places available on each course, please choose the course most appropriate for you.