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Youth Mental Health First Aid – 2 Day Training (CBD) – 9TH AND 12TH of December 2019 (CALYMHFA20191209)

Thursday December 12, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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$340 – $380


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Member - Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 Day Course) - (CALYMHFA20191209) - 9TH AND 12TH of December 2019$340.00

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Non Member - Youth Mental Health First Aid - DAY 1 - (CALYMHFA20191209) - 9TH AND 12TH of December 2019$380.00

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – 2 Day Training – December 9th and 12th

The 14-hour 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, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.

Research has found this course to be effective. Specifically, a study found that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing mental health first aid, as well as reduced stigma.

What the course covers

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. 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:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Eating disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems

      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 MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.

A- Approach, assess and assist with any crisis

L- Listen and communicate non-judgmentally

G- Give Support and information

E- Encourage appropriate professional help

E- Encourage other supports


Course Format

This is a 14 hour course, which is delivered as a 2-day training package (7 hours per day)


Who can attend a course?

Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend.

This course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.



Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided.

If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or training@cfecfw.asn.au.

Please note: Payment is required prior to the training date

Registration: To ensure your spot in this session, please enrol above.

Cancellation policy

We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course.

Participants who withdraw more than 15 days before course commencement will receive a full refund. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the agreed start date, we will be unable to issue a refund.

Course and name transfers may be made if vacancies exist.

If there are extenuating circumstances for your cancellation, please apply in writing, attaching any relevant documentation, such as a medical certificate. Application for special consideration does not guarantee a refund.


Thursday December 12
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$340 – $380
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Centre For Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
5/50 Market Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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