Mental Health Training Available Now!
The Ewanrigg Local Trust are currently offering Youth MHFA Two Day courses resulting in participants becoming Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
Youth Mental Health First Aiders have:
- An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect well-being
- 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
January Thursday 11 & Thursday 18 or March Thursday 8 & 15
Both days are compulsory and run 9am-5pm at the Ewanrigg Community Centre.
Suicide Awareness Courses
Living Matters: February 8, 10am-1pm
A half day suicide alertness session that aims to bust myths about suicide and enable participants to feel more comfortable and confident in talking about suicide.
Self-Harm and Suicide Alertness: February 22, 1pm-4pm
For professionals working with children and young people. Aims to explore the issue of self-harm and our attitudes towards it and equip participants with resources and knowledge.
These courses deal with suicide in young people and adults.
These courses are free (for a limited time only) and they are suitable for anyone who works, lives or comes into contact with young people aged 8 – 18.