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Youth Mental Health First Aid training for teachers, school staff, parents, and students

We know that Schools today are called upon to play such a pivotal role in the lives of students and they do this beyond the classroom.

Fortunately, young people have this incredible community of people in their lives and as such, they can be an outlet, a source of support and help when young people really need it. This is especially true for adolescents experiencing mental health challenges.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

What the course covers

Our accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid courses have been described as engaging, interactive and fun, and provide adults who work/live with young people with the necessary skills and tools to effectively support their mental health and wellbeing. The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

This framework provides participants with an assurance that early intervention in any mental illness is key in creating a safe and healthy school environment. Each course participant receives a copy of the YMHFA Manual and a Certificate of Accreditation through MHFA Australia.

MODE OF DELIVERY

In-Person

The YMHFA course can be delivered in-house at your school and is 14-hours in length. These hours can be broken up into portions that suit your school’s needs e.g. 2×8-hour sessions, 4×3.5-hour sessions. The Wellbeing effect will work with you to ensure that the course can be delivered at a time and day that suits you.

Blended Delivery Format

Blended Mental Health First Aid Courses are an alternate delivery pathway and include two components:

Course Component 1

A self-paced, eLearning component taking approx. 3-4hours in length and must be completed prior to attending Course Component 2.

Course Component 2

An Instructor-led component using face-to-face or video conferencing (3×2.5-hour Zoom sessions or in-person sessions that can be delivered in one full day, 2 x 4-hour sessions, or 4×2-hour sessions at your school).

Our training courses are informative, engaging, and inspiring. Our participants leave with a newfound confidence in their ability to support their students and colleagues, and with an eagerness to implement their knowledge and skills to ensure a long-lasting impact for their school community.

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberateself-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours

Developing mental health problems covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems
• Eating disorders

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Young People are our future working with staff in schools
to support colleagues and students

What is Teen MHFA?

The Teen Mental Health First Aid course is for high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12. Students will learn how to provide mental health first aid to their peers and friends. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

TMHFA teaches high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12, how to provide mental health first aid to their friends.

What is the format?

This course is taught over 3 x 75-minute classroom sessions on non-consecutive days. The course can only be taught in settings where adults have been trained in Youth MHFA.

Who can attend this course?

Students in Years 7-9 and 10-12 can attend this course and it can also be delivered in other settings such as sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, scouts, and guides. The course must be delivered to the entire group of young people in the setting. For example, to every Year 10 student, or everyone on the team.

What Do We Cover?

Mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety and depression
• Eating disorders
• Alcohol and other drug disorders
• Psychosis

Mental health crises covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Intoxication
• Bullying and abuse

*This course is not a therapy or support group.

Testimonial

“Kim is a particularly engaging presenter. Her passion for mental health education is evident in the energy she brings to the Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Kim’s advice on when and how to get our young people appropriate help has been incredibly useful for our team, giving us greater confidence as we navigate caring and supporting our borders. I would not hesitate to recommend both the course itself and Kim as a presenter if you work with young people in any capacity.

Sue Newton | Head of Boarding, Ascham School

Inspire. Learn. Lead

Youth Mental Health First Aid training for teachers, school staff, parents, and students

We know that Schools today are called upon to play such a pivotal role in the lives of students and they do this beyond the classroom.

Fortunately, young people have this incredible community of people in their lives and as such, they can be an outlet, a source of support and help when young people really need it. This is especially true for adolescents experiencing mental health challenges.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

What the course covers

Our accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid courses have been described as engaging, interactive and fun, and provide adults who work/live with young people with the necessary skills and tools to effectively support their mental health and wellbeing. The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

This framework provides participants with an assurance that early intervention in any mental illness is key in creating a safe and healthy school environment. Each course participant receives a copy of the YMHFA Manual and a Certificate of Accreditation through MHFA Australia.

Mode of Delivery:

In-Person:
The YMHFA course can be delivered in-house at your school and is 14-hours in length. These hours can be broken up into portions that suit your school’s needs e.g. 2×8-hour sessions, 4×3.5-hour sessions. The Wellbeing Affect will work with you to ensure that the course can be delivered at a time and day that suits you.

Blended Delivery Format:
Blended Mental Health First Aid Courses are an alternate delivery pathway and include two components:

Course Component 1: A self-paced, eLearning component taking approx. 3-4hours in length and must be completed prior to attending Course Component 2.

Course Component 2: An Instructor-led component using face-to-face or video conferencing (3×2.5-hour Zoom sessions or in-person sessions that can be delivered in one full day, 2 x 4-hour sessions, or 4×2-hour sessions at your school).

Our training courses are informative, engaging, and inspiring. Our participants leave with a newfound confidence in their ability to support their students and colleagues, and with an eagerness to implement their knowledge and skills to ensure a long-lasting impact for their school community.

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberateself-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours

Developing mental health problems covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems
• Eating disorders

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Young People are our future working with staff in schools
to support colleagues and students

What is Teen MHFA?

The Teen Mental Health First Aid course is for high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12. Students will learn how to provide mental health first aid to their peers and friends. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

TMHFA teaches high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12, how to provide mental health first aid to their friends.

What is the format?

This course is taught over 3 x 75-minute classroom sessions on non-consecutive days. The course can only be taught in settings where adults have been trained in Youth MHFA.

Who can attend this course?

Students in Years 7-9 and 10-12 can attend this course and it can also be delivered in other settings such as sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, scouts, and guides. The course must be delivered to the entire group of young people in the setting. For example, to every Year 10 student, or everyone on the team.

What Do We Cover?

Mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety and depression
• Eating disorders
• Alcohol and other drug disorders
• Psychosis

Mental health crises covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Intoxication
• Bullying and abuse

*This course is not a therapy or support group.

Testimonial

“Kim is a particularly engaging presenter. Her passion for mental health education is evident in the energy she brings to the Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Kim’s advice on when and how to get our young people appropriate help has been incredibly useful for our team, giving us greater confidence as we navigate caring and supporting our borders. I would not hesitate to recommend both the course itself and Kim as a presenter if you work with young people in any capacity.

Sue Newton | Head of Boarding, Ascham School

Inspire. Learn. Lead

Youth Mental Health First Aid training for teachers, school staff, parents, and students

We know that Schools today are called upon to play such a pivotal role in the lives of students and they do this beyond the classroom.

Fortunately, young people have this incredible community of people in their lives and as such, they can be an outlet, a source of support, and help when young people really need it. This is especially true for adolescents experiencing mental health challenges.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

What the course covers

Our accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid courses have been described as engaging, interactive and fun, and provide adults who work/live with young people with the necessary skills and tools to effectively support their mental health and wellbeing. The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

This framework provides participants with an assurance that early intervention in any mental illness is key in creating a safe and healthy school environment. Each course participant receives a copy of the YMHFA Manual and a Certificate of Accreditation through MHFA Australia.

Mode of Delivery:

In-Person:
The YMHFA course can be delivered in-house at your school and is 14-hours in length. These hours can be broken up into portions that suit your school’s needs e.g. 2×8-hour sessions, 4×3.5-hour sessions. The Wellbeing Affect will work with you to ensure that the course can be delivered at a time and day that suits you.

Blended Delivery Format:
Blended Mental Health First Aid Courses are an alternate delivery pathway and include two components:

Course Component 1: A self-paced, eLearning component taking approx. 3-4hours in length and must be completed prior to attending Course Component 2.

Course Component 2: An Instructor-led component using face-to-face or video conferencing (3×2.5-hour Zoom sessions or in-person sessions that can be delivered in one full day, 2 x 4-hour sessions, or 4×2-hour sessions at your school).

Our training courses are informative, engaging, and inspiring. Our participants leave with a newfound confidence in their ability to support their students and colleagues, and with an eagerness to implement their knowledge and skills to ensure a long-lasting impact for their school community.

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberateself-harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours

Developing mental health problems covered are:

• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems
• Eating disorders

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Young People are our future working with staff in schools to support colleagues and students

What is Teen MHFA?

The Teen Mental Health First Aid course is for high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12. Students will learn how to provide mental health first aid to their peers and friends. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Teen Mental Health First Aid

TMHFA teaches high school students in Years 7-9 and 10-12, how to provide mental health first aid to their friends.

What is the format?

This course is taught over 3 x 75-minute classroom sessions on non-consecutive days. The course can only be taught in settings where adults have been trained in Youth MHFA.

Who can attend this course?

Students in Years 7-9 and 10-12 can attend this course and it can also be delivered in other settings such as sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, scouts, and guides. The course must be delivered to the entire group of young people in the setting. For example, to every Year 10 student, or everyone on the team.

What Do We Cover?

Mental health problems covered:
• Anxiety and depression
• Eating disorders
• Alcohol and other drug disorders
• Psychosis

Mental health crises covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Intoxication
• Bullying and abuse

*This course is not a therapy or support group.

Testimonial

“Kim is a particularly engaging presenter. Her passion for mental health education is evident in the energy she brings to the Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Kim’s advice on when and how to get our young people appropriate help has been incredibly useful for our team, giving us greater confidence as we navigate caring and supporting our borders. I would not hesitate to recommend both the course itself and Kim as a presenter if you work with young people in any capacity.

Sue Newton | Head of Boarding, Ascham School

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