Youth Mental Health First Aid - Darwin
14 hours - Two Day Workshop
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents, those aged between approximately 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, teachers, community service workers, and youth workers. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.
What does the course cover?
The course teaches you how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. You will 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: Depression, Anxiety problems, Psychosis, Substance use problems and 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 and aggressive behaviours.