Youth mental health first aid refresher

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Duration

Face to Face

4 hours


  • 1 x 4-hour in-person session
  • No pre-learning

Online

4 hours


  • Instructor-led Zoom sessions
  • No pre-learning 
Capacity​

Min 6 people - Max 16 people

Fully Accredited​

 Delegates will receive a 3-year Certificate of Accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider upon completion of a short course quiz from MHFA Australia or a Certificate of Completion if they opt out of this. 

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Duration

4-5 hours

Location

Over Zoom Video Sessions

Course Price

$180 + VAT

Fully Accredited

Valid for 3 Years. MHFA Australia

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About youth mental health first aid refresher

Stay current with the latest advancements in Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills and knowledge through our Youth MHFA Refresher course.

The landscape of best-practice methods for supporting young people in their mental health journey is constantly evolving. From the language we use to the tools we employ and the pertinent statistics on the mental health of young Australians, staying informed is crucial to offering optimal support for the adolescents under our care.

The Youth MHFA Refresher course is designed to:

  1. Update Knowledge: Keep participants informed about the latest recommended changes in supporting adolescents with their mental health.

  2. Skill Reinforcement: Provide an opportunity for participants to refresh their skills acquired in the Standard MHFA course.

  3. Practical Application: Allow participants to put their skills into practice, addressing real-world scenarios.

  4. Discussion and Support: Facilitate discussions on challenges faced in their roles within a safe and supportive environment, guided by our experienced instructors.

During the course, participants will learn how to:

  • Assist a young person with suicidal thoughts or behaviors using three key actions.
  • Handle challenging mental health first aid interactions.
  • Practice MHFA skills learned in the Standard MHFA course.
  • Receive updates on the latest mental health research and guidelines in this area.

Choose between a 4-hour online or a 5-hour face-to-face course, both conducted under the guidance of our trained MHFA instructors. MHFA qualifications are valid for three years, and refreshers ensure that accreditations stay current with the latest guidelines. The course is open to a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 16 participants. Join us in staying informed and equipped to make a positive impact on youth mental health.

 

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Online

Price

$180 + GST

$180 + GST

Duration

4 hours

 

  • 1 x 4-hour in-person session
  • No pre-learning

5 hours

 

  • Instructor-led Zoom sessions
  • No pre-learning 

What is provided?

Should have manual from Standard Youth MHFA accreditation

Should have manual from Standard Youth MHFA accreditation

All of our MHFA courses are delivered by MHFA Australia-certified instructors. All participants who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Accreditation if they pass a short quiz at the end of the course. Both are valid for 3 years.

The responsibilities of a Mental Health First Aider are centered around providing crucial support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges. It’s essential to understand that, after completing the course, you won’t become a therapist or a psychology professional tasked with treating mental health issues.

Your role is that of a supportive figure—a crucial initial point of contact for those navigating mental health concerns. Wearing a distinctive mental health first aider badge or lanyard, you become a recognisable presence in your workplace, someone others can turn to for assistance.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop the skills to offer mental health first aid for various conditions, including depression, self-harm, psychosis, suicidal crises, anxiety disorders, and more. The ALGEE strategy and action plan serve as your toolkit for making a positive impact:

  1. Approach the person, assess, and assist with any crisis.
  2. Listen and communicate non-judgmentally.
  3. Give support and information.
  4. Encourage the person to seek appropriate professional help.
  5. Encourage other support.

 

 

Always prioritise your own mental health. While embracing the role of a mental health first aider voluntarily, be attuned to your well-being. If, at any point, you sense that the role may impact your own comfort, feel empowered to step down. Your commitment to supporting others is commendable, but self-care remains paramount. Your effectiveness as a mental health first aider is rooted in maintaining your own well-being.

Treating mental health equally as physical health is imperative for several compelling reasons. While society is generally attuned to the importance of physical well-being, mental health often lags behind in recognition and support.

  1. Prevalence of Mental Health Challenges: Mental ill-health is pervasive, with a significant portion of individuals experiencing it at some point in their lives. Despite its commonality, mental health is not given the same level of attention and priority as physical health.

  2. Stigma and Discrimination: Mental distress is often steeped in stigma and discrimination, creating barriers that prevent individuals from seeking the help they need. Addressing mental health on an equal footing with physical health is crucial to breaking down these barriers and fostering a more supportive society.

  3. Parity of Esteem: Achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health is fundamental to creating a healthy and well-equipped society of workers and citizens. Both aspects contribute significantly to overall well-being, and neglecting mental health can lead to an incomplete understanding of individual health.

  4. Universal Relevance: Every individual possesses both mental and physical health. Recognising the equal importance of both ensures a holistic approach to well-being that addresses the complete spectrum of an individual’s health.

  5. Prevention and Early Intervention: Just as individuals seek medical attention for physical ailments, addressing mental health issues proactively is essential. Lack of knowledge and skills around mental health can lead to tragic outcomes. Mental Health First Aid training courses bridge this gap by equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to intervene and provide support at an early stage.

In conclusion, acknowledging mental health as equally important as physical health is not just a societal imperative but a fundamental step towards creating a more compassionate, informed, and resilient community. MHFA training courses play a crucial role in addressing this gap by empowering individuals to contribute to a society that values and prioritises mental health.

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