YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Our team of Youth Mental Health First Aiders are on hand for any young people experiencing mental health problems.
SPIRITULIZED has been awarded the YMHFA Mark of Excellence in recognition of our continuing commitment to the emotional and mental health of their young people and staff as well as exemplary joint working with community stakeholders and partners. The mark is a measure of quality and exemplary practice.
Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
The training provides information, tools and techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable those trained to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.
Our support is in NO WAY is a substitute for professional help when it is required and we will always encourage young people to seek the help of medical professionals when they are exeriencing mental health distress.
Why is it important?
• 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems, and we regularly come into contact with young people who are experiencing mental health problems
• By the time young people become adults the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people
• For those aged 15-24 suicide is the second most common cause of death
• There is evidence to suggest early intervention is hugely beneficial