Mental Health First Aid
Mrs Tjaveondja has been trained as a Mental Health First Aider.
The mental health first aid training equips the trainees to recognise issues faced by children and young people. Mrs Tjaveondja has disseminated the information to staff to ensure we are all aware of the issues and needs and the signs to look out for.
The approach can speed up a young person’s recovery or catch issues before they develop into a crisis. We now feel more confident in dealing with mental health problems and tackling stigma atatched to mental health. It is our intent to train up another meber of staff as soon as a place becomes available.
It is likely that one in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Mental health and emotional issues often develop during childhood, and can be long lasting and blight people’s lives.
We can now dip into our knowledge to direct people with issues to the right place to ensure we gain early help and support for our children and staff.