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2 Day Youth Mental Health Training Course

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Co Creation Theta Healing

83-85 Chandos Street

Level 2

St Leonards, NSW 2065

Australia

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The 14 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Coure 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.

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health illness or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate help is received or the crisis resolves. Course particpants 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 to be effective and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Developing mental health illnesses covered are depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use and eating disorders. Mental health crisis situations covered are suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours.

Why attend the course?
Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is evidence-based and all Mental Health First Aid Courses have been widely evaluated in research trials. 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, confidence in providing mental health first aid and reduced stigma.

Course Details
9am to 5pm on Saturday 19th May and Saturday 26th May

Co-Creation at Level 2, 83-85 Chandos St, St Leonards

Course particpants receive a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual, MHFA Wallet Card and Certificate of Completion (must attend both days of training). Upon completion, particpants are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of ccreditation valid for 3 years.

Most professionals can claim attendance for Continuing Professional Development (SPD) with their industry body.


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Co Creation Theta Healing

83-85 Chandos Street

Level 2

St Leonards, NSW 2065

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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