This course will be run across 4 Wednesday nights from May 10.
What the course covers:
The course teaches adults 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 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.
Developing mental health problems covered are:
•Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
•Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
•Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
•Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
•Severe psychotic states
All MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.
This is a 14 hour course, which will be delivered as:
•As 4 Separate modules (3.5 hours each)
Course participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
Youth MHFA Manual
A manual is provided to each participant attending this 14-hour MHFA course.
Who can attend a course?
Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.