Youth Mental Health First Aid / Newcastle
DATE 13 & 14 August 2020
TIME 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Price $305 pp
The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.
You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
WHAT’S THE FORMAT?
This is a 14-hour course, which will be delivered over two consecutive days.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Any adult can attend. The course is not appropriate for adolescents to attend.
WHAT IS THE COST?
WHY ATTEND A COURSE?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.