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Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth​)

Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth)

Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth​)

About Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth)

Participants per session: 15-20 
Cost per participant: $300 plus GST
Accreditation: 3 years through Mental Health First Aid Australia 
Length: Face-to-face2 days 
Perfect for: Adults 18+, schools, sporting clubs, parents, community groups

Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also the time when mental health problems can first emerge.

During high school years, mental health problems are among the leading causes of falling grades, problems with friends and relationships, and substance use – and they can have lifelong impacts. The course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adolescents experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

With a focus on improved mental health literacy and early intervention, Youth MHFA is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as teachers, school support staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

The Youth MHFA course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of mental health professionals, consumers with lived experience and carers of people living with a mental illness. Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, Youth MHFA teaches participants how to support an adolescent until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis is resolved.

Providing MHFA to young people can help whole communities to:​

Intervene early using a practical, evidence-based action plan

Supporting adolescents in accessing appropriate professional help

Be a first responder in a crisis situation

Reduce stigmatising attitudes

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in young people, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Topics covered include: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury 

Get in touch

For more information on our upcoming courses contact us by email at training@breakthroughfoundation.org.au.

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