19 Aug Youngs Minds Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Youth MHFA Course offered by Young Minds Network in The Gap
Learn how to assist a young person in a mental health first aid situation.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid course was created by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, who offer award-winning training in 25 countries. 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.
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.
The course covers signs and symptoms of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and substance use problems and equips participants with skills to assist adolescents who are showing signs of mental illness.
Participants will learn how to approach a young person and begin a conversation about mental health concerns, and to assist in the following crises:
- 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
Completing a Youth Mental Health First Aid course is beneficial for anyone spending time with young people, whether professionally, or family and friends. Participants will also learn about adolescent development, where and how to get help for a young person, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
Young Minds Network offer the Youth Mental Health First Aid course across different locations in Brisbane. Young Minds provides individual and group services with well qualified and highly experienced psychologists and allied health clinicians.
Youth Mental Health First Aid course details:
Cost $270 per person; includes training sessions and course manual
Times: Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm-9pm
Dates: 11 Sept, 18 Sept, 25 Sept, 2 Oct 2019
Location: Young Minds Network, The Gap Village, 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)
Please call us on (07) 3857 0074 to book; or send us a Booking Request here via our website and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to book a suitable time for you.