Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Course – BUSSELTON

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist young people experiencing mental health problems.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The YMHFA course teaches adults (over 18yrs) who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Event Details

When: 9.00am-5.00pm, Wednesdays 9th and 16th March 2022
Where: The People Place, 19-21 Kent St, Busselton
Cost: $150 (incl GST & Eventbrite fees)
Contact: or 0499 819 038
Presenters: Nick Avery and Mel Jacobson

Course Information
  • 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 problems, how and where to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
  • Participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual 4th Edition
  • Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider
  • Catering is included
Course topics cover:
  • Developing mental health problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use problems
  • Suicide and other mental health crises
Covid-19 Requirements:
  • You must be fully vaccinated to attend this course. One of our trainers is immune-compromised.
  • Participants will need to check in, and hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • If there is a mask mandate at the time this course is delivered, you will need to wear a mask while attending.

We appreciate your understanding.

YMHFA Busselton Poster