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Course Date

October 29, 2019

Course Cost


Registration and refreshments from 9.15am.

Course Time

09:30 - 16:30


Geroge Watson's College

Colinton Road
EH10 5EG

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People (SMHFA:YP), developed by NHS Health Scotland, is an evidence-based course for adults supporting young people aged between 11 and 17 years old.  Mental health first aid was developed in Australia and is based on the concept of general first aid training. Mental health first aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before other help can be accessed.  The programme will led by Emily Justice, a qualified SMHFA instructor.

 Aims of the course

1.   to provide participants with a better understanding of young people’s mental health;

2.  to equip participants with mental health first aid skills

Course format

The SMHFA:YP course is a 14-hour blended learning course consisting of three parts.

Part 1: online self-study module - 3 hours, includes:

The policy context in Scotland

Attitudes, inequalities, stigma and discrimination

Introduction to the most common mental health problems and crises experienced by young people: depression, anxiety, self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, suicide

Recovery and Professional help

Participants will be provided with access to Part 1 three weeks prior to face-to-face training

Part 2: face-to-face training – 29 October 2019

The training day focuses on developing practical skills. Participants are introduced to the step-by-step approach to providing mental health first aid.

Part 3: online self-study module - 4 hours

Building on Parts 1 and 2, this module takes a more detailed look at mental health problems and crises in young people. The materials include interactive scenarios that enable participants to practise and further develop their mental health first aid skills.

**Please note, places are limited to 12 delegates and we encourage registration as soon as possible**


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