Youth Mental Health First Aid

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The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents.  It is a 14 hour course that can be delivered as

  • A two day training package
  • 4 separate modules

YMHFA has been designed specifically to address youth mental health issues. In addition to increasing the mental health literacy of individuals, communities and organisations, the content covered focuses on helping young people in mental health crisis situations such as

  • Suicidal behaviour/thoughts
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm)
  • Panic attack/Acute stress reaction
  • Acute psychotic behaviour.

In addition to learning effective and appropriate responses to the crisis situations outlined above, participants will learn the signs and symptoms of adolescent:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Disorders,
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (Self-harm), and
  • Eating Disorders

Participants will also learn how and where to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.