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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child or young person

Email: mashagency@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 6660

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Mental Health First Aid - Youth


PLEASE DIRECT YOUR QUERIES TO: healthimprovement@Lewisham.gov.uk

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11-18 years.

Delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors.

Target Audience:

This course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and suitable for frontline staff working or volunteering in the London Borough of Lewisham.  You may also be interested in Mental Health First Aid for Adults.  Please refer to the Health Improvement Training Brochure.

The Training:

  • Provides information, tools, techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Enables participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

Attending this course will help you to:

  • Spot the early signs of mental health problems in young people.
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem.
  • Provide help on a first aid basis.
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm.
  • Help prevent a mental illness getting worse.
  • Help a young person to recover faster.
  • Guide a young person towards the right support.
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems.

Course Duration:

Two Days; 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Course Date:

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2020,

Course Organiser:

Lisa Fannon

Course Trainer:

This Way Up Well Being

KSF Dimensions Covered:

Core: 1, 2, 6

HWB: 1, 2, 3

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