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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 100% Online

July 26 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Duration & TimeComponent 1 = eLearning, self-paced (3 – 4 hours)
Component 2 = 9:00am – 15:00pm AEST (Zoom session) Friday 26 July 2024
**Component 1 must be completed before component 2**
NoteThe eLearning vouchers for this course are non-transferrable and not refundable.
VenueYour place, delivered via Zoom.
Target GroupGuidance Officers, Teachers, TAFE and University Lecturers, Parents, Youth Workers, Police Officers, Prison Officers, Social And Welfare Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Counsellors, Team Leader, in Short – Everyone.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course 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.
OutlineThe course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or 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.  
The developing mental health problems covered are:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Psychosis
• Eating disorders
• Substance misuse
The mental health crisis situations covered are:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Acute effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
OutcomesAt the completion of this workshop, participants will have:
A Copy of the Youth MHFA Manual
Certificate of Completion
TestimonialsSome of the great feedback we received about this event:
“Great introduction to mental health and young people, I really enjoyed the two days”
“The course was very good, comprehensive and informative”
“The presentation method and use of first hand experiences by the presenters was a considerable strength of this course”
“A great course to help respond to adolescents with a MI”
“The short acronym ALGEE (action plan) is easy to understand and apply in real life situations. Good use of ice breaks and interactive learning to help with the energy levels”
“I found this workshop very helpful and appreciated the input from the presenters and other attendees”
“I really enjoyed the video examples, work sheets, group work and the presenters giving real-life examples”
“This course was very positive with and excellent overview of MH needs relating to youth”
“This workshop was evidence based and was up to date”
FacilitatorRuth O’Sullivan Ruth is currently working as a Peer Rehabilitation Worker Supervisor within Queensland Health providing up to date/current work practices. Ruth has also worked as a resource worker at Kyabra Community Association which is a well-regarded Non-Government Organisation and as a Carer Consultant with Child and Youth Mental Health Services on the Gold Coast.
Ruth has completed Program Development and Facilitation (PDF) and has gained experience in management of groups and good course delivery skills. She has a Bachelor of Social Science, completed two subjects of the Masters in Mental Health, and is a Wellways – Building a Better Future facilitator and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Her special interest is facilitating YMHFA to family members and Carers of people with Mental Health difficulties. Ruth is a master instructor having conducted over 30+ YMHFA courses
CancellationBy completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend this event and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated. If you are unable to attend for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded. Events occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.
$300.00 Including a copy of the YMHFA manual and a certificate of attendance.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 100% Online
$ 300.00
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