Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training: Young People

This training is designed for anyone who is interested in supporting young people

(Aged 11-17) with mental health issues.

How is this course organised?

Part1 – You will receive a workbook and an e-learning module prior to the full day course

Part 2 – You will participate in a full day’s training course

Part 3 – You will complete the e-learning module

You will receive a certificate, a learner’s manual and a DVD

What will you learn on the course?

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding depression
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • understanding anxiety
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • understanding psychosis
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode

The sessions will be led by Alison Ebbitt of the Family Mediation Practice. Alison is a skilled mediator who has been involved in this new training module since its inception.  Alison has many years’ experience as a nurse and as a mental health social worker: she is recognised as a knowledgeable and empathic trainer in many fields.

Dates:   Tuesday 17th March 2015 + 7.5 hours e-learning module

Times:   9.30am-4.30pm

Venue:  MTM Family Lawyers, 2nd Floor, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN

Costs:    £150 to include light lunch and refreshments (must be paid when booking)

Discount will be considered for small charities (less than 250K), students, those who are unemployed or on a low income. This course is accredited by NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government and would count towards CPD points.

Booking: please email we require an e-mail address to register delegates for the e-learning element of the course.