14 HOUR - YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

A comprehensive course for any adult who lives or works with adolescents
 

​SAFER COMMUNITIES MOST POPULAR COURSE

Australian Government health studies indicate one in six adolescents will meet criteria for some type of mental illness in any given year. 

 

The 14 Hour Youth MHFA course teaches PRACTICAL and EVIDENCED BASED skills to assess, approach and assist a young person developing a mental health problem or in a crisis situation.


We place a great deal of importance in schools and youth organisations to learn regular first aid, yet mental health problems are far more common among young people than physical health problems. 


All teachers, school staff, parents and youth workers should do this course! The course is designed and accessible to any adult who lives or works with adolescents.


Mark Smith is a leading instructor of the Youth MHFA program. In his role with MHFA International as a consultant trainer, Mark is entrusted with the responsibility of training and assessing new Youth MHFA Instructors. Mark has been delivering Youth MHFA courses from July 2010.

Mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis

  • 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

READY TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT?

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Safer Communities offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and consultancy to schools and workplaces. We are based in the Byron Bay Hinterland but travel throughout Australia.

CONTACT:

Mark Smith 

Phone: 0413 684 350

Email: mark@safercommunities.com.au

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NESA ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT

Youth Mental Health First Aid will contribute 14 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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