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Youth MHFA

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.


14-hour course


Face to face delivery

Course Frequency

Scheduled throughout the year.

Course Fees

$300 per participant (ex. GST)

Work Placement

Nil required

youth mental health first aid course

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents (ages 12 – 17), and for those who work with young adults (ages 18 – 24) – including school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

You will learn how to assist an adolescent or young adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, 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
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health problems covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with or developing a mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.

Note: This course is not a therapy or support group.