Youth Mental Health First Aid

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents

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Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training aims to fill this gap.

What does the Youth Mental Health First Aid course cover?

You wont learn more about mental health in two days.

Module #1 Depression

Major Depressive Disorder lasts for at least two weeks and affects a person's ability to carry out their work and usual daily activities, and to have satisfying personal relationships.

Module #2 Anxiety Problems

Everyone experiences anxiety at some time. Anxiety problems differ from normal anxiety in that they are more severe, longer lasting and with a person's work, other activities or relationships.

Module #3 Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not just about food, weight, appearance or will-power but are serious and potentially life threatening illnesses.

Module #4 Psychosis

Psychosis is a general term to describe when a person has lost some contact with reality. There are severe disturbances in thinking emotion and behaviour.

Module #5 Substance Use Problems

Because the brains of adolescents are still developing, alcohol and other drugs have more serious effects on this age group.

YMHFA Course Contents

Here's a break-down of the full contents of the YMHFA training course.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Crisis Contents

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

Join The Course Today From Only $81

Where else can you get training from an instructor with 15 years experience. A 187 page manual with the most up to date research. Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea (and none of those soggy sandwhiches). All for the price of a night out with friends.

Whether you are a student, concession card holder, teacher, Youth worker or just a concerned citizen we have a price that suits you.

Sam, Social Work Student

It means a lot to know that there’s people like yourself who are willing to offer your insight and time to our personal development. A MASSIVE thanks again for presenting in such a powerful, yet sensitive and accommodating way last week. I believe all from our group found the information and experience you offered incredibly helpful.

Brian, Youth Minister

It was good to hear what you had to say about youth and mental health. It was challenging to realise that there are some deep and significant issues in this age group too. Thank you for not shying away from these.

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    We believe in supporting students to receive the best professional development at a price you can afford. We remember how hard it was to get good training and still be able to eat for the rest of the week, so to help you out we provide the course to you at a HUGE discount.

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      If you are an Alumni of Eastern College Australia or MST then this little discount is for you. All the awesomeness of the course for 20% less. We want to see our students develop the skills to support young people in their context. We know you love to learn, so we want to reward you.