Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training


WHEN: 8:30AM-4PM both days 23 Oct 2023 – 24 Oct 2023

COST: Prices vary

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VENUE: 107 Redfern

This course runs over 2 days (14 hours), from 8:30am to 4:00pm on the two dates selected.

Youth MHFA teaches PRACTICAL, EASY TO IMPLEMENT and EVIDENCED BASED strategies to support a young person experiencing a mental health problem, worsening of a problem or a crisis.

Australian Government health data indicates that about 2 in 5 adolescents meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year!

The great news is that effective early strategies can greatly reduce the chances of a mental health problem effecting relationships, educational opportunity and general wellbeing or contributing to other social problems.

There has been considerable research done around the effectiveness of this training; with all content based on guidelines which have been developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems as well as mental health professionals.

Many high-profile people have advocated for this course, including former POTUS Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, who advocated for this course to address mental health issues in American schools. MHFA was developed in Australia but is now taught in 30 countries worldwide.

YMHFA has been proven through research to increase understanding of common Mental Health problems. YMHFA training has even been proven to lower the incidence of mental health problems among those people who have been trained! Get your accreditation with us today!

Modules covered include: Adolescent Development, Communication with Young People, Australian Mental Health Data, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Substance Misuse Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Responses to Trauma, Psychosis, Aggressive Behaviour and Deliberate Self Injury.

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