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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Programme 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training programmed designed specifically for anyone who works / volunteers with young people aged 8-18. The FREE courses will provide you with skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need.

There are 3 levels of the MHFA training programme, they are:

  • Youth MHFA - 3 hour briefing session 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion - 1 day course 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

For more information on the training please use the following link: www.mhfaengland.org


Youth Mental Health First Aid - 0.5 day course

Overview: the half day course is an introductory three hour session to raise awareness of young people's mental health.

It is designed to give: 

  • An understanding of some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it and you will receive a certificate to say you are Youth MHFA Aware.

 14th August  10.00am - 1.00pm  Broughton Hub
 23rd August  1.00pm - 4.00pm  Broughton Hub
 18th October  10.00am - 1.00pm  Broughton Hub
 25th October  1.00pm - 4.00pm  Broughton Hub


Youth Mental Health First Aid Champion - 1 day course

Overview: The course will help participants to be able to spot signs, offer support and keep young people safe when they are experiencing mental health difficulties, the 1 day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion. It is designed to give:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people 
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support 
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness 
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get a Youth MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it, and will receive a certificate to say you are a Youth MHFA Champion.

 20th September  9.00am - 5.00pm  Broughton Hub


Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Overview: The course will help participants to be able to spot signs, offer support and keep young people safe when they are experiencing mental health difficulties, the Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. It is designed to give:

  • 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 
  • 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

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.

You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it. When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Please note: attendance is required at both days

 1st & 2nd May  9.00am - 5.00pm  Broughton Hub
 16th & 17th May  9.00am - 5.00pm  Broughton Hub

Who should attend: the courses are aimed at anyone directly working or volunteering with children and young people in Salford, such as professionals from health, children's social care, housing, hospital staff, police, schools and education (FE/HE), sports and leisure staff, faith and community groups, youth workers and volunteers.  

How to book: to book a place please ring 603 4310 or email Debbie.hulme@salford.gov.uk

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Official confirmations will not be given, however a reminder email will be sent to delegates approximately 2 weeks before each seminar.

LGBT Awareness Training Programme 2018

The Proud Trust will be delivering a series of briefing sessions for staff and volunteers working with children and young people in Salford.

LGBT+ Inclusion Briefings

Overview: this 2 hour session has been developed to help raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues, including the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity. It has been designed to challenge people's views, raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and support professionals when working with LGBT+ young people.

Participants will:

  • Have an awareness of LGBT+ history in the UK
  • Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Understand how LGBT+ awareness can help to create a more welcoming environment for LGBT+ young people
  • Recognise the effects of prejudice and discrimination on LGBT+ people

Who should attend: the briefing sessions will be useful to anyone working or volunteering with children and young people in Salford.

 Monday 9th April  10.00am - 12.00pm  Beacon Centre
 Monday 9th April  1.00pm - 3.00pm  Beacon Centre
 Thursday 19th April  10.00am - 12.00pm  Council Chamber
 Thursday 19th April  1.00pm - 3.00pm  Council Chamber

How to book: To book a place please ring 0161 603 4310 or email Debbie.hulme@salford.gov.uk. Seminars usually involve a presentation or exercise and time for questions.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. Official confirmations will not be given, however a reminder email will be sent to delegates approximately 2 weeks before each seminar.

Suicide Awareness training programme 2018

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

PAPYRUS - the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide will be delivering a series of workshops across Salford.

Please note that that this training is only open to staff and volunteers working with Salford young people.  


Suicide Awareness Workshop: the 90 minute session will help participants have an increased awareness of young suicide and be able to talk more openly about suicide.

The session aims to:

  • Understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect stigma
  • Raise awareness of suicide as a serious community health problem
  • Make suicide a community concern by facilitating an open and honest talk about suicide
  • Increase personal action and commitment to suicide prevention
  • Support the spread of training opportunities and networking activities

Who should attend: This workshop will be useful to anyone who comes into contact with young people under 35 whether it be in a professional or personal capacity, for example parents, shop assistants, sports coaches, teachers, youth workers and group leaders.   


Identifying and Talking about Suicide: accredited half-day (3hrs) training course that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, respond appropriately and effectively and connect them to support.

Overview:

  • Discussions around knowledge of suicide
  • Exploration and understanding of invitations a person at risk of suicide may give
  • Learn clear and practical information on how to explore suicide and respond appropriately
  • Consider 'real life' scenarios
  • Conclude with an emphasis on the importance of self care

Who should attend: the course is aimed at anyone directly working or volunteering with children and young people in Salford, such as professionals from health, children's social care, housing, hospital staff, police, schools and education (FE/HE), sports and leisure staff, faith and community groups, youth workers and volunteers.

Training update: all current training places are now filled, however due to the high demand for places we are looking to put on additional training.

Please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk to be added onto the waiting list

Improving Practice in Bereavement Care for Families and Children

Overview: To recognise the needs of bereaved families and children; to develop strategies for communicating with children and families and responding to grief reactions and difficult questions; Increase and generate an awareness of bereavement support services e.g. family support services, child and family bereavement services, including coroners, charity and hospice services.

The FREE training will cover the following four areas:

  • Children and Bereavement
  • Communicating with Children and Families
  • Responding to Bereavement
  • Loss and Bereavement.

If you would like to book on a course, either email CYPFTraining@srft.nhs.uk or telephone the Bereavement Centre on 0161 206 5175.

Please note: all courses will run from 8.30am to 4.00pm and will take place at Salford Royal.

 Date  Course
 12 Apr 2018  Communicating with children and families

 

This page was last updated on 18 April 2018

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