What the course covers?
YMHFA teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis. 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 to be covered:
- 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
Who can attend the course?
YMFA is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 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, sports coaches, and youth workers.
Preference will be given to those who live, work, study or visit the City of Vincent.
Please contact the City of Vincent Community Development team for any questions regarding bookings on 9273 6016
Brain Ambulance will be delivering the workshop as part of a funding agreement with the Mental Health Commission
Proudly supported by the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention.