|Focus area||Supporting adolescents|
|Who is it for?||Those who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers|
|Key Outcomes||Mental health first aid|
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.
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.
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:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
All participants receive Youth Mental Health Training Manual Edition 4.
|Dates||July 1, 2020, July 2, 2020|
|Time||9.30am - 4pm|
|Cost||Full Fee $185 / Concession $150|