Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also a time when young people are at high risk of developing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The Blended Youth MHFA courses equips school staff, teachers, support workers, parents and community members with the knowledge and skills to support a young person experiencing mental health problems.
In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adolescents, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
The YMHFA Blended course is delivered in two components:
1) Completion of a 4-hour self-paced eLearning via the MHFA website
2) Attendance at 3 x 2.5 hr Instructor led virtual sessions as follows
- Friday 10th December 1pm- 3.30pm AEDT
- Monday 13th December 10-12.30pm and 1.30- 4pm AEDT
Successful completion of both components, including attendance for the duration of each virtual session is required to achieve your accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider.