Youth Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Course information

This 14 hour YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to young people.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

This course can also be run Virtually via Zoom or Teams
Contact us on 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

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If we don't have dates suitable for you at our training centre then we can bring the training to your workplace.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to meet this requirement by providing you with a clear understanding of the role of the school mental health lead. This step-by-step course will take you through essential skills needed to develop a multidisciplinary, whole systems approach through effective practice procedures to ensure the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in your school.

COURSE CONTENT & AIMS:

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems including:
Depression

Anxiety problems

Eating disorders

Psychosis

Substance use problems

Mental health crises:
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

To raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems in young people
To build confidence to help a young person experiencing a problem
To preserve life where a young person may be a risk to themselves or others
To provide help on a ‘First Aid’ basis
To reduce the effect of a mental health problem and prevent the problem escalating
To encourage early intervention and speedier recoveries
To provide comfort to a young person experiencing mental distress
To know where to refer the young person to for the right on-going help
It is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged (if they wish) to share views and experiences. Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.

Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have a level of well-being before attending.

This YMHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and developed by Training in Mind

Key Facts for Face to Face Training

Duration: 2 Days

Individual Price: £165.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Assessment Method: Tutor Observation

Candidates will also receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual which they can take them.

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Key Facts for Virtual Sessions

Duration: 2 Days – These will be 3 hour sessions delivered via Teams or Zoom one week apart

Please note that there is pre work to complete before the course. You will need to provide us with your email address 2 weeks prior to the course date so that a link to this can be sent.

Individual Price: £145.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Venue

Ajuda Training Academy

15 Mount Stuart Square,

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff,

CF10 5DP

Phone: 029 2057 6883

Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

Course information

Do you have a First Aider on site? What about a Mental Health First Aider? Your staff are more likely to encounter or experience mental health issues such as stress, anxiety or depression and need the tools and confidence to deal with these situations. Having a Mental Health First Aider on site will help you to spot the early signs of a mental health problem and encourage people to speak to the Mental Health First Aider and seek help. This will help reduce the effects on the individual, the people around them and encourage a speedier recovery in a supportive environment.

This course can also be run Virtually via Zoom or Teams

Contact us on 02920 576883 or email admin@ajuda.org.uk

Want us to bring the training to you?

If we don't have dates suitable for you at our training centre then we can bring the training to your workplace.

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes
• To help participants spot the early sign of a mental health problem (such as depression, anxiety disorders, stress etc)
• To raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems in people
• To build confidence to help a person experiencing a problem
• To preserve life where a person may be a risk to themselves or others
• To provide help on a ‘First Aid’ basis
• To reduce the effect of a mental health problem on the individual and the people around them, whilst preventing the problem from escalating
• To encourage early intervention and speedier recoveries
• To provide comfort to a person experiencing mental distress
• To know where to refer the person to get the right help

It is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged (if they wish) to share views and experiences.

This MHFA (Wales) course is a national training programme for Wales which is licensed and
developed by Training in Mind

Key Facts for Face to Face 

Duration: 2 Days

Individual Price: £165.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Candidates will also receive a Mental Health First Aid (Wales) manual

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Key Facts for Virtual Sessions

Duration: 2 Days – These will be 3 hour sessions delivered via Teams or Zoom one week apart

Please note that there is pre work to complete before the course. You will need to provide us with your email address 2 weeks prior to the course date so that a link to this can be sent.

Individual Price: £145.00+VAT

Group Price (up to 12): £1,450+VAT

Certificate will last for 3 years.

Venue

Ajuda Training Academy

15 Mount Stuart Square,

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff,

CF10 5DP

Phone: 029 2057 6883

Email: info@ajuda.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Course information

This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK.

The course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug and alcohol abuse in the UK. You’ll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs.

Turning to alcohol abuse, the course will show you how to introduce a 4-stage plan to deal with any problems – including how to write an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Beyond this the course will explore best business practice in terms of HR, legislation, spotting signs of drug misuse and the implementation of workplace solutions.

The course also explains how the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help with effective alcohol and drugs policies and the development of related management skills. Finally, it looks at current drug treatments and the options for outside support available to individuals and organisations.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who have a critical role to play in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK. Advantages Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this one include Conflict Management, and Leadership skills.

Number of modules: 8

Course Duration: 80 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Course information

This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.

It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting

Number of modules: 4

Course Duration: 75 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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Autism Awareness

Course information

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase.

This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can
make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.

Target Audience

People working in adult and child care environments.
Those working in all areas of care may come into contact with people who has Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD. Although the course focuses on children with autism, having an awareness of the condition and how best to provide support to
someone with ASD will be of use to anyone who interacts with and cares for children and adults as part of their work.

Advantages
Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to identify these and act in a supportive way.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression
There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this course and if you are responsible for the care of adults or children then a wide range of them would provide valuable additions to your knowledge.
Specific topics that compliment this directly are Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage, Equality and Diversity and Mental Health Awareness.

Number of modules: 4

Course Duration: 30 Minutes 
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Course Price: £35

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Mental Health Awareness

People often equate the words mental health with mental illness and there are many definitions of what mental health actually is. Mental health issues can happen to anyone despite social background, intelligence, gender or other factors.

This course explains the difference between mental health and mental illness. It covers the symptoms of a number of the most common mental illnesses so you will know what to look out for or what to expect if you are working with someone with one of these conditions. As well as providing some practical advice on how you can work effectively with those affected by these conditions.

Number of modules: 3

Course Duration: 25 Minutes 
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Course Price: £25

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Dementia Awareness

Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition – which is failure of the brain’s functions. It affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds.

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia.

Number of modules: 4

Course Duration: 25 Minutes 
(Note: This is based on the video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)

Course Price: £25

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