Youth mental health first aid course $275

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14 hours

 

  • 2 x 7-hour in-person sessions
  • No pre-learning

14 hours

 

  • 5-7 hours of e-learning 
  • 3 x 2.5 hour instructor-led Zoom sessions 

LOCATION:

 101 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007

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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

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Location

 101 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007

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$275 + VAT

Fully Accredited

Valid for 3 Years. MHFA Australia

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About youth mental health first aid

Discover the essential skills to aid adults supporting young people facing mental health challenges or crises with our comprehensive course. Delve into the intricacies of mental health assistance through the ALGEE action plan and gain valuable insights into addressing misconceptions and reducing stigma.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Spot Signs and Symptoms: Understand the indicators of mental health issues in adolescents.

  2. ALGEE Action Plan: Learn to support adolescents in crisis using the ALGEE action plan.

  3. Addressing Misconceptions and Stigma: Explore strategies to dispel common misconceptions and reduce stigma associated with mental health problems.

  4. Evidence-Based Treatments and Resources: Acquire knowledge on evidence-based treatments, strategies, and resources to guide adolescents toward appropriate professional help.

  5. Legal Responsibilities: Understand legal obligations regarding privacy, confidentiality, and reasonable adjustments for employees with mental health problems.

The 5-point action plan provided in the course serves as a practical tool for learners assisting individuals with mental health challenges. The course is available in both face-to-face and blended online formats, catering to various learning styles. Our MHFA instructors lead interactive sessions ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

Course Details:

  • Face-to-Face (F2F):

    • Price: $275 + GST
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Format: 1 x 4-hour in-person session with no pre-learning
    • Materials: Manual provided
  • Online:

    • Price: $275 + GST
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Format: Instructor-led Zoom sessions with no pre-learning
    • Materials: Manual and e-learning voucher for pre-learning included

 

Upon completion, delegates receive a 3-year Certificate of Accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider (Certificate of Completion available for those opting out of the quiz). Courses require a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 16 participants.

Join us in equipping yourself with the skills to make a positive impact on the mental well-being of young individuals.



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.

Upon completing the course, it’s crucial to recognise that you won’t transform into a therapist or a psychology professional, poised to treat individuals with mental health challenges.

Your role, as the title suggests, is one of support. Picture yourself as the initial point of contact for those potentially grappling with mental health issues. Sporting a distinctive mental health first aider badge or lanyard, you become a recognisable figure in your workplace—a go-to person for those seeking assistance.

During the course, you’ll delve into the art of providing mental health first aid for various conditions, such as depression, self-harm, psychosis, suicidal crises, anxiety disorders, and more. Armed with the ALGEE strategy and action plan, you’ll be well-prepared to make a positive impact.

Here’s a breakdown of the ALGEE plan:

  • Approach the person, assess, and assist with any crisis
  • Listen and communicate non-judgmentally
  • Give support and information
  • Encourage the person to seek appropriate professional help
  • Encourage other support

Always remember, your own mental health takes precedence. Embrace the role of a mental health first aider voluntarily, and if, at any point, you sense it may affect your own well-being and comfort, feel empowered to step down from the position. Your commitment to supporting others is admirable, but self-care is paramount.

Mental Health First Aid is pivotal for several compelling reasons.

  1. Prevalence of Mental Health Challenges: It’s crucial to acknowledge that ill mental health is remarkably common. Research suggests that one in four individuals grapples with anxiety, panic, or depression. Being equipped to assist a family member, friend, or colleague facing mental health issues is an invaluable skill given the likelihood that someone in your immediate environment may experience such challenges.

  2. Combatting Stigma: Mental health still carries a stigma in our society, negatively impacting those dealing with mental health issues and impeding their recovery. Initiating conversations about mental health within our circles—be it friends, family, or the workplace—plays a vital role in diminishing stigma. By fostering open dialogue, we contribute to creating positive, safe environments where individuals feel comfortable discussing their mental health. Promoting mental health as equally important to physical health is paramount for personal and public well-being.

  3. Dispelling Misinformation: Widespread misinformation surrounds mental health, perpetuating harmful myths. One prevalent misconception is the belief that individuals with mental health issues pose a danger to society. Raising awareness about mental health aids in debunking such discriminatory myths, fostering self-care, and promoting a supportive environment for others.

  4. Parity of Esteem: Drawing a parallel between mental and physical health, early identification and intervention are critical. Delayed diagnosis and treatment elevate the risk of long-term consequences. Just as healthy eating supports physical well-being, cultivating positive mental habits is equally vital. Swift recognition of problems facilitates quicker recovery.

  5. Emergency Preparedness: In emergency situations, uncertainty may leave us unsure of how to advise or act. Mental Health First Aid courses provide participants with a practical action plan for emergencies. This easily recallable plan empowers individuals to take effective steps in aiding someone in crisis while ensuring a safe environment for everyone involved.

By fostering understanding, combatting stigma, dispelling myths, emphasizing parity of esteem, and providing practical tools for emergencies, Mental Health First Aid becomes a cornerstone in promoting mental well-being and creating supportive communities.

Identifying the societal gaps in addressing mental health is a task made easier by our collective awareness of physical well-being. When we feel physically unwell, the instinct is clear—consult a doctor. However, the landscape is murkier when it comes to mental health.

Unfortunately, there are limited avenues for individuals grappling with mental distress. Stigma and discrimination continue to shroud mental health, acting as barriers to people seeking the assistance they require. Attaining parity of esteem between physical and mental health is pivotal for cultivating a robust, well-prepared society of both workers and citizens.

The current disparity is evident; while everyone possesses mental health alongside physical health, the emphasis on mental well-being lags behind. Why isn’t mental health considered as crucial as physical health? This is the overarching question our society must address, and it signifies a gap that MHFA training courses aim to bridge.

It’s astonishing that despite the pervasive nature of mental ill-health, it remains undertreated. A significant number of individuals will encounter mental health challenges in their lives, often leading to tragic outcomes due to a lack of knowledge and skills surrounding mental health. Mental Health First Aid courses serve as a solution, providing individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to intervene and offer support at an early stage, preventing potential tragedies. Addressing this gap is not just a matter of awareness but a crucial step towards building a society that values and prioritises both mental and physical well-being.

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