Mental Health First Aid Training for School Staff & Students

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Mental Health First Aid Training for School Staff and Students

We know that Teachers 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 these incredible 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.

Having the right facilitator to deliver training in schools is crucial to how your staff or students will engage and get the most from it. We know the evidence – trainers need to be adaptable, competent, have great interpersonal skills and be able to stimulate and entertain – at the same time as being incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, empathic and fun! It’s a lot to ask – but it is central to our success. The Wellbeing Affect trainers have been working in schools for nearly 20 years – a key differentiator in our delivery of our training courses.

Course Options

Youth MHFA

WELLBEING TRAINING

✓Youth Mental Health First Aid
✓14-hour face-to-face, Adults supporting young people
✓MHFA Accreditation, 14-hours of NESA approved PD

Standard MHFA

ACCREDITIED TRAINING

✓ Standard Mental Health First Aid – 12-hour face-to-face
✓Adults supporting adults
✓Groups of up to 22, MHFA Accreditation

Teen MHFA

TRAINING PROGRAM

✓Teen Mental Health First Aid – 3 x 75minute sessions, face-to-face
✓ Young people supporting their friends, Groups of up to 20,
✓ Teen MHFA Accreditation

Are you looking for 14 hours of NESA accredited training? Are you a Proficient or Highly Accomplished Educator?

Completing The Wellbeing Affect’s Youth Mental Health First Aid course will contribute 14 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.5.3; 4.1.3; 6.3.3; 7.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Teachers and school staff – supporting students

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with young people (those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years). However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. Research has found this course to be effective. Specifically, a study found that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing mental health first aid, as well as reduced stigma.

What the course covers

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) 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. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

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

Inspire. Learn. Lead

Mental Health First Aid Training for School Staff and Students

We know that Teachers 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 these incredible 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.

Having the right facilitator to deliver training in schools is crucial to how your staff or students will engage and get the most from it. We know the evidence – trainers need to be adaptable, competent, have great interpersonal skills and be able to stimulate and entertain – at the same time as being incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, empathic and fun! It’s a lot to ask – but it is central to our success. The Wellbeing Affect trainers have been working in schools for nearly 20 years – a key differentiator in our delivery of our training courses.

Course Options

Youth MHFA

WELLBEING TRAINING

✓ Youth Mental Health First Aid
✓ 14-hour face-to-face, Adults supporting young people
✓ MHFA Accreditation, 14-hours of NESA approved PD

Standard MHFA

ACCREDITIED TRAINING

✓ Standard Mental Health First Aid – 12-hour face-to-face
✓ Adults supporting adults
✓ Groups of up to 22, MHFA Accreditation

Teen MHFA

TRAINING PROGRAM

✓ Teen Mental Health First Aid
✓ 3 x 75min sessions face-to-face
✓ Young people supporting their friends, Groups of up to 20,
✓ Teen MHFA Accreditation

Are you looking for 14 hours of NESA accredited training? Are you a Proficient or Highly Accomplished Educator?

Completing The Wellbeing Affect’s Youth Mental Health First Aid course will contribute 14 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.5.3; 4.1.3; 6.3.3; 7.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Teachers and school staff – supporting students

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with young people (those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years). However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. Research has found this course to be effective. Specifically, a study found that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing mental health first aid, as well as reduced stigma.

What the course covers

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) 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. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

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.

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.

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.

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

Inspire. Learn. Lead

Mental Health First Aid Training for School Staff and Students

We know that Teachers 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 these incredible 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.

Having the right facilitator to deliver training in schools is crucial to how your staff or students will engage and get the most from it. We know the evidence – trainers need to be adaptable, competent, have great interpersonal skills and be able to stimulate and entertain – at the same time as being incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, empathic and fun! It’s a lot to ask – but it is central to our success. The Wellbeing Affect trainers have been working in schools for nearly 20 years – a key differentiator in our delivery of our training courses.

Course Options

Youth MHFA

WELLBEING TRAINING

✓Youth Mental Health First Aid
✓14-hour face-to-face, Adults supporting young people
✓MHFA Accreditation, 14-hours of NESA approved PD

Standard MHFA

ACCREDITIED TRAINING

✓ Standard Mental Health First Aid – 12-hour face-to-face
✓Adults supporting adults
✓Groups of up to 22, MHFA Accreditation

Teen MHFA

TRAINING PROGRAM

✓Teen Mental Health First Aid – 3 x 75minute sessions, face-to-face
✓ Young people supporting their friends, Groups of up to 20,
✓ Teen MHFA Accreditation

Are you looking for 14 hours of NESA accredited training? Are you a Proficient or Highly Accomplished Educator?

Completing The Wellbeing Affect’s Youth Mental Health First Aid course will contribute 14 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.5.3; 4.1.3; 6.3.3; 7.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Teachers and school staff – supporting students

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with young people (those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years). However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. Research has found this course to be effective. Specifically, a study found that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing mental health first aid, as well as reduced stigma.

What the course covers

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) 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. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

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.

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.

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.

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