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Youth mental health two day first aid course

By Pitchside View

Peacehaven and Telscombe Football Club are hosting a two day youth mental health first aid course at the end of the month.

Delivered by Lotus Learning Consultants, accredited by MHFA England, there are eight spaces available for charity and community groups at a fraction of the recommended price and these are offered on a first come first served basis.

The price is £50 per person (usual price £300). Other places are available at a twenty percent discount, quoting code Q120.

This course is ideal for anyone working with young people aged eight to 18 where the latest NHS digital survey on youth mental health in England revealed that one in 12 children or young people had an emotional disorder, which includes anxiety, depression and bipolar.

It also found that emotional disorders had increased by almost fifty percent in five to 15-year-olds since 2004 - in both boys and girls. Seventeen - 19-year-olds have the highest incidence of emotional disorders compared to one in seven in other age groups.

Becoming a Mental Health First Aider will equip you with the skills and knowledge to respond to a child or young person showing signs and symptoms of emotional or mental ill health - including how to respond to a crisis. It's not a therapists or counselling course, but it is the equivalent to being a physical health First Aider, just for mental health.

The course takes place in the Peacehaven & Telscombe FC clubhouse and is on June 26 and 27. The sessions run from 8.45am -5.30pm. You can read more about the course content here:

To book your place email

Lotus Learning Consultants is a new learning consultancy in East Sussex supporting organisations and individuals in building capability to respond positively when dealing with mental health and wellbeing in children, young people and adults.

The course facilitators are Suzanne Green and Jo Fitzgerald who have extensive experience in working directly with children and young people in different settings.

Updated 08:59 - 6 Jun 2019 by Pitchside View

Where next?

Tournament football for next season’s under 7s SATURDAY and Sunday July 6 and 7 is Peacehaven & Telscombe FC’s youth tournament, and this year your new incoming under 7s team can enter.
Woman’s World Cup… England v Scotland on Sunday in the clubhouse THE Woman’s Football World Cup gets under way this weekend and you can watch England take on Scotland in the clubhouse.


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