Course information

What is covered in Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

We will provide a open and supportive environment to discuss information on the developmental and mental health issues of young people. Mental health crisis situations we cover during the course are:

  • Suicidal behaviour/thoughts
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Traumatic events
  • Panic attack
  • Medical emergencies from eating disorders
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Acute effects from substance misuse
  • Medical emergencies from substance misuse

The developing mental health problems covered during this course are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating Disorders

The program has been well evaluated and found to be effective in improving the mental health literacy, reducing stigma and increasing helping behaviours.


Training can be accessed at scheduled community based YMHFA training or can be arranged for you at your place of business, school or club. It is a 14 hour course that can be offered over 2 days, 4 evenings or on weekends depending on your need.

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Call our office on 1300 668 089 to book your training, or email us for further information.