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Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. The Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults who have frequent contact with young people, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist young people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.
Participants will learn about signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective for young people.
Please note: the course does not teach you to be a counsellor or therapist, or to diagnose mental illness. It is a frontline response framework for assisting young people experiencing mental health problems.
When you attend a Mental Health First Aid workshop, you have the option of becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. The process involves completing an online knowledge test and feedback form, and requires your permission for your contact details to be passed onto Mental Health First Aid Australia. The following information sheet explains what's involved.
If you do not wish to pursue formal accreditation, you may choose to receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the workshop.
None - participants are asked to ensure they can attend all sessions if they wish to receive a certificate of attendance issued by Mental Health First Aid.
Please remember if you can't attend a course anymore please unenrol yourself or move to the waiting list so others can attend.
To be notified of upcoming events, you can add your name to the waiting list.