YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP - SACAP GLOBAL
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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Online
18:00 - 19:30
Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop Webinar - SACAP

Recognise the symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial help before guiding youth to appropriate professional help. This workshop is for psychologists, registered counsellors and other mental health professionals who want a better understanding of what self-harm and suicide entail. It can also be beneficial for teachers and others who work with youth.

Workshop Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person in a mental health crisis. Mental health first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received, and the crisis is resolved. 

Mental health first aid does not teach you how to be a therapist. Rather it teaches how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to go about guiding a person to appropriate professional help. 

This CPD workshop introduces participants to what Youth Mental Health First Aid entails and specific focus is given to crisis first aid. 

This includes information about suicide and self-harming behaviour, with a focus on youth. The participant will gain specific knowledge regarding what suicide is, related myths and how to assist a youth who is suicidal.  

Additionally, the participant will also get a better understanding of the range of self-harm behaviours with clear explanations for this complex challenge, currently faced by youth and adolescents.  

Lastly, an overview will be given about the 5-step ALGEE model used by mental health first aiders with a specific focus on the A for crises.

Certification

This CPD workshop has been designed for mental health professionals wanting to gain specific knowledge in suicide and self-harming behaviour in youth. 

The certificate serves as evidence of your new skills and knowledge and can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development. Attend a live online session, or watch the recording, and complete an online reading and assessment.

HPCSA registered professionals will receive 3 CPD points [3 CEU Continuing Education Units points] upon successful completion of the workshop.

Workshop Presenter

Inge Nieuwaudt

Inge Nieuwaudt is an Educational Psychologist working in the field of learning and development. She’s currently in private practice within the school setting and as a mental health trainer in the corporate setting. 

She has experience working with youth aged 4-25 and their parents. Her experience includes working as a teacher, remedial therapist, registered counsellor, educational psychologist, lecturer, consultant, divorce and family mediator and trainer.

Inge combines her experience and love for teaching during training courses and workshops. She aims to live out her mission towards a society experiencing improved mental health and wellbeing.

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