Youth Mental Health First Aid, 3 & 4 May

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Youth Mental Health First Aid, 3 & 4 May

In these challenging times learn to be a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Internationally accredited course (14 hrs training over 2 days).

By Experienced mental health training instructor

When and where

Date and time

Wed, 3 May 2023 09:00 - Thu, 4 May 2023 16:00 HKT


CoSpace 15F Capital Commercial Building 26 Leighton Rd Causewaybay, HKI Hong Kong

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About this event

  • 1 day 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Course over 2 days - 3rd & 4th May 2023

According to World Health Organisation, 50% of mental health starts by the age of 14, 75% by the early twenties. Therefore schools and adults have an important role to play in education about emotional, social & mental wellbeing. Promoting positive lifestyles, healthy eating, exercise and sleep habits.

Introduction to Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

Around 1 in 7 Hong Kong adults experience a common mental illness each year. Up to 1.7 million Hong Kong people have a diagnose mental health problem. Research in 2017 highlighted that 53% Hong Kong Secondary School students have displayed symptoms of depression.

Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skills. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about. At a Youth Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.

Evidence-based Courses

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. YMHFA courses are evaluated, using rigorous scientific methods, to ensure they are having a positive impact. These evaluations consistently show that YMHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time. Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.

Training Outcomes

KNOWLEDGE Increases mental health literacy

CONFIDENCE Increases confidence in providing mental health first aid

DE-STIGMATISING Decreases stigmatising attitudes

SUPPORT Increases the support provided to others

What is covered in an YMHFA course? Learn to recognise common mental health problems, how to provide initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, and how to respond in a crisis situation. During the course, participants have the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment.

Youth Mental Health First Aid course The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to young people (up to age of 24) experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in young people, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Further info. Places are limited due to current social distancing restrictions so early booking is recommended. For more info and more course dates, please contact:

Upcoming Courses: TBA

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