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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Young Minds Network MHFA course for Youth

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Learn how to assist a young person in a mental health first aid situation.

This 14-hour course is designed for adults working or living with adolescents (12-18 years) – particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, youth workers, and guidance counsellors. Learn how to assist adolescents who are experiencing a mental health problem or crisis appropriately with a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

A range of mental health problems and crises are covered in the course, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems (alcohol or drug use)
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Aggressive behaviours

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course was created by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, who offer award-winning training in 25 countries. 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 mental illness. The training helps to raises awareness and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course details:

Cost $270 per person; includes training sessions and course manual.
Times: Wednesday evenings 5:30pm–9pm
Dates: 11 Sept, 18 Sept, 25 Sept, 2 Oct 2019
Location: YoungMinds Network, The Gap Village, 1000 Waterworks Rd, The Gap

The course will be conducted by Joanne Cole. Jo is currently working as a Provisional Psychologist with Young Minds after completing a degree in psychology and post graduate studies in counselling. She has 6 years experience working with young people in different settings including in mental health, youth justice, schools, and with young people from refugee backgrounds. Jo’s qualifications are: BA (Psych), GradDipPsych, GradCertCouns, MPsych (Counselling Student)

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