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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported.

This 14-hour YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Those students enrolling under the ACE Program will gain units of competency FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work and FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems

Two day course Ballina I Alstonville I Yamba