Youth Mental Health First Aid

Duration

14 hours (4 evenings x 3.5 hours)

Schedule

NEW DATES: 

Tuesday 9th, Thursday 11th, Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th November 2021 

5:30pm- 9:00pm

Please refer to the dates tab on our website for upcoming dates or 'Register your Interest' to be notified of more upcoming dates as they are published.

Prerequisites

Please note that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend this course

Students must be over the age of 18

Please bring photo ID to class 

What You Learn

The Youth MHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis including:

Developing mental health problems covered:

•  Depression

  Anxiety

  Eating Disorders

  Psychosis

  Substance misuse

Mental health crises covered:

  Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  Non-suicidal self-injury

  Panic attacks

  Traumatic events

  Severe psychotic states

  Acute effects from alcohol & drug misuse

  Aggressive behaviours

You will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

What You Get

Knowledge and skills for Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) based on the international MHFA Guidelines that will assist you to provide help to someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Certificate of Attendance

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper

Photo identification

Dress Code

Smart casual

Description

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, teachers, sports coaches, and youth workers.

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy

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