Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with young people between 12 and 18 years.

About this event

This training is a 2 day course and both days must be fully completed to receive a certificate.

Mental health issues can often emerge in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to identify the signs and symptoms early to ensure the young person is properly supported. The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with youth, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist young people with emerging mental health issues or in a mental health crisis.

  • 14-hour (2 day) Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course.
  • Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, how and where to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
  • Course topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, eating disorders and substance use problems, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.
  • Participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual 4th Edition.
  • Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

https://mhfa.com.au/cms/youth-course-information

This training is being presented at low cost via the St John of God Social Outreach, Suicide Prevention Coordinators and the generous support from the Esplanade Hotel for the venue. Catering is provided at the venue so please indicate on registration any dietary requirements.