Youth Mental Health First Aid
Are you dealing with young people between 12 and 18 at home or at work? Are you or your staff trained in Mental Health First Aid? The regular first aid course does not include this key component of wellbeing. Young people between 12 and 18 experience major life stresses which can lead to a variety of mental health challenges or crises. Being equipped with the knowledge and techniques to support a young person immediately can be life-saving.
Total 14-hour course - delivered over two full-day sessions
Face to face delivery
Scheduled throughout the year. Enquire at [email protected]
$320 per person
youth mental health first aid course
The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis by using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals
Mental Health Problems Covered:
· Depression & anxiety
· Eating disorders
· Substance use problems
Mental Health Crises covered:
· Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
· Non-suicidal self-injury
· Panic attacks
· Traumatic events
· Severe psychotic states
· Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
· Aggressive behaviours.
This is a 14-hour course which is delivered over a two-day training package (7 hours per day + 30 minutes lunch break)
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.