Course - Youth MHFA - 27th-28th Aug - Broome | Mental Health First Aid
Youth MHFA
The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years), however, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers.

Course Dates

27/08/2020 - 28/08/2020

Registration Status: Registration Open
Course State: Upcoming

Price

From $300 for two days training

Sessions Dates & Times

27th & 28th August 2020 9am - 5pm approx.

To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:

Name: 
Libby
Phone: 
0433782576

Additional Information

Whether you teach, employ, work, or live with adolescents, the YMHFA course will teach you the skills and confidence to provide mental health first aid to a young person.

WHEN: 27th & 28th August 2020

WHERE: Broome Lotteries House

WHY THIS COURSE IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF

Mental illness, and the awareness and stigma surrounding it, is a big issue in communities in Australia.

Australian Government health data indicates that about 1 in 6 adolescents meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year.

YMHFA 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.

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH

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 who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff – teachers, aides, administrative, chaplains, catering; 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.

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.

· Course topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, panic attacks, and substance use disorders, as well as suicide and NSSI (non-suicidal-self-injury).

Venue

Broome Lotteries House
Cable Beach Road
Broome WA 6725
Australia

Instructor