Mental Health for Schools

Mental Health Training

Courses for Schools

Mental Health Awareness Programs

An Introduction to the Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate (accredited) – 2 days

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

  • You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.
  • This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • These courses teach you how to support a person who is experiencing a mental health problem using an action plan.
  • These courses improve your knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments, first aid strategies and confidence in providing support.
  • These courses help to decrease the stigma around mental health.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course teaches you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

The mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental Health crises covered:

  • 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

Note: this course is not a therapy or a support group.

 

Training Courses – 1 day, ½ day and 2 hours

We have developed and deliver mental health awareness courses in the school environment for teachers, staff and parents – one day courses – we can also deliver them as a half day and 2 hour seminar as well.

1 day – Everything you need to know about Mental Health Issues in the School Environment

(practice skills throughout the day, very interactive and to the point)

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What are the signs that you and/or students are not coping?
  • What are addictions and what are the different types?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in your classroom?
  • A report will be given summarising what participants need /want at conclusion of the course.

Half day – Mental Health Issues in the School Environment

(This course is more interactive with skills practice)

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the signs that you and/or others are not coping ?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in the school environment?

2 hours – Mental Health Awareness in the School Environment Seminar

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the signs that you and others are not coping?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in the school environment?