YMHFA – Youth Mental Health First Aid

Introduction:

Learn mental health first aid to help young people who are developing a mental health problem, have a worsening existing problem, or are in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
 
Learn about adolescent development; signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in young people; where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness; evidence-based mental health research; and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Target Audience:

Parents, teachers, sports coaches, youth workers and adults working or living with adolescents. Developed for young people aged 12 to 18, but can also be relevant for people slightly younger or older.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate of Completion

Learning Methods:

Interaction with a trainer and case study analysis, as well as theoretical material. There are no formal assessments as part of this course.
 

Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to identify the common disabling mental health conditions among young people
  • Know where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness
  • How to provide first aid in a crisis situation
  • The course is based on evidence-based training programs and conducted by accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors.

Content:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours
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