The SMHFA: YP programme
The SMHFA: YP course takes 14 hours to complete. It can be presented in a range of formats to suit different groups. The course must be presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland.
A whole suite of materials, resources and e-learning modules have been developed to enhance the programme. For example, participants are expected to complete an online module or paper workbook, before undertaking the face-to-face element. Offering a flexible, accessible and convenient approach to training delivery.
The following is a brief outline of what is covered on the course:
The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a young person in distress.
Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found contact us for more information.
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