Mental health first aid is the help provided to someone who is developing a mental health problem, has a worsening of an existing mental health problem or is
Mental health first aid is the help provided to someone who is developing a mental health problem, has a worsening of an existing mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authorised by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by MHFA instructors across Australia.
The Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working with adolescents (up to 18 years of age), however the course is relevant for those helping people who are a little older.
Timelines / Delivery:
The blended Youth MHFA course includes a combination of self-paced eLearning, and an instructor-led workshop.
Course Component 1
- Self-paced interactive eLearning (7 hours) to be completed before 9 October 2022.
- Course participants will have 4 weeks (after registrations close) to complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component prior to joining the workshop on 10 October. They will learn about mental health problems, mental health crises, and skills to offer initial help to a young person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Course Component 2
- Face-to-face workshop, 1 x 6 hours on Monday 10 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm at AEN training room, 83 Hobsons Road, Kensington.
- The instructor-led workshop allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific scenarios.
Course content: For further information, please visit Accredited Youth MHFA course (ignore ‘What is the format’ and ‘How do I sign up’).
Facilitator: Isabel Fox, Drug & Alcohol Education Specialists (Biography)
Accreditation: After completing both components, participants can complete an online Accreditation Assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider (valid for 3 years).
If you are interested in registering for the course, please contact Anna Bejanoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9639 3955. Online registrations will open on 4 July 2022.
Cancellation/refund policy: No refunds or substitution of attendees allowed after 9 September 2022. If participants are unable to complete the online component (eLearning) prior to 10 October, they have 12 months to finish the course. To receive accreditation, they need to source out another virtual training session/s. Participants can contact the Drug and Alcohol Education Specialists (training provider) direct to ascertain if another up and coming instructor-led workshop is available.
(Monday) 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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