Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Eastern College Australia
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – Jul 14 @ 4:30 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Edition 4)

What the course covers:

The Youth Mental Health First Aid 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.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

•Anxiety problems
•Substance use problems
•Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

•Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
•Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
•Panic attacks
•Traumatic events
•Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
•Severe psychotic states
•Aggressive behaviours

All Youth Mental Health First Aid courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.


Thee Youth Mental Health First Aid course is a 14 hour course, which can be delivered as either:
•A 2-day training package (7 hours per day), OR
•As 4 Separate modules (3.5 hours each)

Course participants receive a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion. Participants are encouraged to do the online quiz to become accredited Youth Mental Health First Aiders which also comes with and accreditation certificate.

Youth MHFA Manual

An edition 4 manual is provided to each participant attending this 14-hour MHFA course.

Who can attend a course?

Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.

About your instructor:

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Aaron Garth

Aaron Garth is the Executive Director of Ultimate Youth Worker. Aaron has worked as a youth worker in a number of settings including local church, drug and alcohol outreach and rehabilitation services, family services, residential care, local government and youth mental heath since 2003. Aaron is a regular speaker at camps, retreats, and youth work training events and is a dedicated volunteer with a number of youth service providers. Aaron is a graduate of RMIT University and an alumnus of their youth work program. He lives in Melbourne, Vic with his wife Jennifer and their daughters Hope, Zoe, Esther and Niamh and son Ezra.

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