Counselling by Nicola Stewart

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Mental Health First Aid Courses

I am a fully qualified MHFA Youth Instructor and passionate about delivering mental health first aid training for schools.

 

I share the MHFA England vision to normalise society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others’ wellbeing. We want to empower people through education to care for themselves and others.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

 

Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

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MHFA 2 day Youth Course

Our Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:

  • 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 – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate

  • 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

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Individuals - £300

 

Schools

Delivered on your school site for up to up to 16 members of staff

£3000*

*subsidies for state maintained schools may be available

As your instructor I will bring a wealth of youth mental health experience with me working as a School Counsellor for over 12 years.

 

Please contact me if you are interested in booking this course for your school.

 

I am able to deliver the 1 or 2 day course during:

 

Inset days

Twilight sessions

School holidays

 

MHFA 1 day Youth Course

The MHFA one day course qualifies you as a Youth MHFA Champion.

 

Youth MHFA Champions have:

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  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people

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  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support

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  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

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  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

 

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Individuals - £200

 

Schools

Delivered on your school site for up to up to 16 members of staff

£2000*

*subsidies for state maintained schools may be available

Schools across England may be entitled to at least one free place on a Youth MHFA One Day course for school staff through one of the MHFA funded programmes.

 

Find out how to access a free place for your school here.