Tuesday, 9th July 2019(2-part course)
- Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 9:00AM - 4:30PM, Rm 218, Registry Building (PDU Training Room)
- Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 9:00AM - 4:30PM, Rm 218, Registry Building (PDU Training Room)
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Youth mental health first aid
|Domain:||Communication and Interpersonal Skills|
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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. The Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults who have frequent contact with young people, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist young people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.
Type of course
Who should attendThe course is particularly suitable for Professional staff who are in frontline roles, dealing with students. Please note that the course is designed for members of the general public who do not have formal training, education, or qualifications in mental health related fields and is, therefore, pitched at an introductory level. If you are unsure about whether the workshop is suitable for you, please contact Naomi Madsen.
What you will learn
- anxiety problems
- eating disorders
- substance use problems
- suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- non-suicidal self-injury
- panic attacks
- traumatic events
- severe psychotic states
- severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- aggressive behaviours
Prerequisites / assumed knowledge
None - participants are asked to ensure they can attend all sessions if they wish to receive a certificate of attendance issued by Mental Health First Aid.