• YMHFA 2-3 December 2021 Brisbane
    December 2, 2021
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • YMHFA 2-3 December 2021 Brisbane
    December 3, 2021
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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619 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga, Queensland, 4104, Australia

About Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program was developed in 2007. The Program has been proven to be effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek help. The program has spread to every state and territory in Australia and has been accepted internationally in over 27 countries. Mental Health First Aid course provides guidance for adults on how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and 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. The course has a combination of videos, interactive activities and group discussions that enhance the learning of the format for providing MHFA (ALGEE). You will be provided with a manual to take home to support the training.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

Anxiety problems
Substance use problems
Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

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

Following completion of the 14 hour (2day) course you can become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider by completing an online Accreditation Assessment and achieve accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider Officer. This is valid for 3 years.

About the Presenter

Diane Hickey is an experienced mental health nurse and counsellor with extensive experience in mental health, forensic mental health and primary health care; she worked with Queensland Police Service developing face to face and on-line mental health training in 2002 and has developed and delivered mental health awareness training. She is a certified Principal Master Trainer of MHFA providing over 200+ courses. She has a relaxed and humorous presentation style that will make the experience of attending this workshop both fun and informative.

Contact on T 1300668089 or email: [email protected] or book on line with us