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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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A Mental Health Needs Assessment (2015) carried out by the NYHP identified the need to support youth workers develop a deeper understanding of different mental health issues and how they can present in youth services, with particular reference to self-harm and suicide.

The NYHP is delighted to partner with Mental Health First Aid Ireland to deliver Mental Health First Aid training to meet this need.

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

MHFA is the initial help given to someone who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved. MHFA is an evidence based programme available in 23 countries worldwide. It deals with the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to support someone experiencing them.

Emerging mental health problems covered in the course include depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance misuse and self-harm. The training is targeted at adults to enable them support people of 18 years and older.

Who is MHFA for?

MHFA is for everyone. We all have mental health just like we all have physical health. But many people are unsure of how to recognise mental health problems, how to respond to the person experiencing them, and what supports are available. MHFA training will equip you with the skills to support individuals experiencing mental health difficulties.

Who is providing the training?

The National Youth Health Programme is partnering with Mental Health First Aid Ireland to deliver this training to the youth sector. It is funded by the HSE.

Aims of training

To increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of participant’s to provide mental health first aid to people developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.

Objective

Participants will:

  • Be able to recognise the more common mental illnesses and know how to respond to them.
  • Know how to access supports and information in relation to the more common mental illnesses.
  • Through their first aid activities, join the national effort to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

About the training

  • Training methods include group work, discussion and PowerPoint to support participants learning.
  • Light lunch, tea, coffee and refreshments are provided.
  • You will receive a MHFA standard manual to take away with you and an attendance certificate from MHFA Ireland.

Who can attend:

  • Youth work leaders who work with young people aged 18 years and over.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from NYCI member organisations.
  • No more than two people from an organisation need apply.

Duration: The course takes place over 2 consecutive full days, from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

In partnership with Mental Health First Aid Ireland.

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