Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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In this two day certificate training course, one of Australia’s best known adolescent and child psychologists and mental health trainer, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg (pictured) and accredited Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor Brigitte Johnson, will give you the skills, knowledge and strategies to have initial conversations with young people who may be experiencing a mental illness or a mental health crisis.

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, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers.

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Course Overview:

SESSION ONE (3.5 HOURS)

Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Adolescent development
  • Common mental illnesses affecting youth
The MHFA Action Plan
  • Communicating with young people
  • Professionals who can help

Introduction to depression in young people

SESSION TWO (3.5 HOURS)

Depression in young people
  • The MHFA Action Plan for depression
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
Anxiety in young people
  • Types of anxiety disorders

SESSION THREE (3.5 HOURS)

The MHFA Action Plan for anxiety
  • Crisis first aid for traumatic events
Eating disorders in young people
  • Types of eating disorders
  • The MHFA Action Plan for eating disorders
  • Crisis first aid for medical emergencies

SESSION FOUR (3.5 HOURS)

Psychosis in young people
  • The MHFA Action Plan for psychotic disorders
  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
Substance misuse in young people
  • The MHFA Action Plan for substance misuse
  • Crisis first aid for intoxication
  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour
  • Crisis first aid for medical emergencies
Concluding activities

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