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Outlook Community Centre

24 Toomuc Valley Rd

Pakenham, Vic 3810


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2 Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Acceditated Training

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 authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

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.

What the course covers:

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.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

• Depression

• Anxiety problems

• Psychosis

• Substance use problems

• Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

• Non-suicidal self-injury

• Panic attacks

• Traumatic events

• Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

• Severe psychotic states

• Aggressive behaviours


This is a 14 hour course, 2-day training package (7 hours per day)

Course participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual to receive and a Certificate of Completion once online assesment component is completed.

Youth MHFA Manual

A manual is provided to each participant as well as a notebook and pen.

On the day what do you need to bring?

Just yourself and a smile.

The Important Stuff

You can get great coffee at the cafe :-) Morning tea and afternoon tea are provided. There is a cafe on site where participants can sit and enjoy lunch together or bring your lunch and enjoy a coffee.

Please contact the event organiser if you have any allergies or dietary requirements, we will do our best to accommodate you're requests.

There is parking available at the venue.

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