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Youth Mental Health First Aid

September 11 @ 8:30 am - September 18 @ 4:30 pm

$242

About 1 in 4 young Australians experience a common mental illness each year.

 

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support an adolescent with a mental health problem.

Learn practical first aid skills.

  • Recognise common mental health problems in young people
  • Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
  • Seek appropriate professional help, and
  • Respond in a crisis situation

This is a 14-hour educational course, delivered over two (2) days. It is not a therapy or support group.

Participants who complete an online assessment after the course will become Accredited Mental Health First Aiders.

DAY 1 – SESSION 1

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Adolescent development
  • Common youth mental disorders
  • The MHFA action plan
  • Communicating with young people
  • Professionals who can help young
  • people
  • Depression in young people

 

Day 1 – SESSION 2

  • The MHFA action plan for depression
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts
  • and behaviours
  • Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
  • Anxiety in young people
  • Types of anxiety disorders

 

Day 2 – SESSION 3

  • The MHFA action plan for anxiety
  • Crisis first aid for traumatic events
  • Eating disorders in young people
  • Types of eating disorders
  • The MHFA action plan for eating
  • disorders
  • Crisis first aid for medical emergencies

 

 

Day 2 – SESSION 4

  • Psychosis in young people
  • The MHFA action plan for psychotic
  • disorders
  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
  • Substance misuse in young people
  • The MHFA action plan for substance
  • misuse
  • Crisis first aid for intoxication
  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour
  • Crisis first aid for medical emergencies
  • Concluding activities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.
  • Increases confidence in providing first aid.
  • Decreases stigmatising attitudes.
  • Increases the support provided to others.

AITSL standard addressed by this course:

1.1.3: Highly Accomplished Standard – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

4.4.3: Highly Accomplished Standard – Maintain student safety

Click here to register for this course.

Details

Start:
September 11 @ 8:30 am
End:
September 18 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$242

Organizer

Rev Mark Dickens JP

Venue

Prince Alfred College
Dequetteville Terrace
Kent Town, South Australia 5071 Australia
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Website:
www.pac.edu.au