Youth Mental Health First Aid

Empowered Lives offers Mental Health First Aid
Australia’s Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

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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.

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Complete the free post-course eAssessment and become an accredited MHFAider (valid for 3 years). It can be used to meet some industry CPD, university requirements, and workplace mental health programs.

Flexibly Delivered to Meet Your Needs

It is a 14 hour course, delivered as a 2-day training package (7 hours per day), or as 4 separate modules (3.5 hours each)

Designed By Experts

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Backed By Evidence

Research has shown that training in Mental Health First Aid results in better knowledge, attitudes and decreases the stigma around mental illness.

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 crisis situations.

Developing Mental Health Problems Covered

Depression & Anxiety

Substance Use Problems

Eating Disorders

Mental Health Crisis Situations Covered

Panic Attacks

Traumatic Events

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Severe Effects of Drug & Alcohol Use

Severe Psychotic States

Problems Aggressive Behaviour

Make a difference in a young person’s life.

By Completing Mental Health First Aid Training You Will:

Increase your knowledge of mental health issues in young people.

Understand how mental ill-health impacts young people's physical health, relationships, work or study.

Know where to find resources and services.

Learn how to identify signs of an emerging mental health problem.

Be able to encourage a young person to seek professional help early.

Help challenge the stigma associated with mental illness in young people.

Have more confidence to help a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Make a difference in the life of a young person you know

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised course and is accredited worldwide by Mental Health First Aid Australia. This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

Empowered Lives runs Youth Mental Health First Aid in a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 12-hour course, manual, and refreshments.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid Australia visit their website.

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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis - please call NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or Lifeline Telephone 24-Hour Crisis Support on  13 11 14 

For emergencies call 000 or visit your nearest hospital

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