Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Location: Kimberley Regional Education Office
    Date: 18 & 19 May 2017
    Time: 8.15am – 4pm

    Location: Esperance Bay Yacht Club
    Date: 1 & 2 June 2017
    Time: 8.15am – 4.30pm

    Location: South Metropolitan Regional Education Office (Fremantle)
    Date: 15 & 16 May 2017
    Time: 8.15am – 4pm

    Location: Statewide Services Centre, Padbury
    Date:22 & 23 June 2017
    Time: 8.15am – 4.30pm

     

    Education Department staff can register via https://plis.det.wa.edu.au/?EventID=16211

     

    Registrations from staff from other Education Sectors and agencies that support young people are welcomed. If you would like to attend please complete the attached registration form and return it by e-mail to Alicia Wills- Alicia.wills@education.wa.edu.au

     

    Please clich here to download the Registration Form Broome 18 and 19 May.

    Please clich here to download the Registration Form Esperance 1 and 2 June.

    Please Click here to download the  Registration Form South Metro 15 and 16 May.

    Please clich here to download the Registration Form Statewide Service Centre 22 and 23 June.

     

    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.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. For some individuals the course content may be distressing and all participants should carefully consider whether their participation in appropriate.

     

    The Youth MHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

    Developing mental health problems covered:

    • Depression

    • Anxiety problems

    • Eating disorders

    • Psychosis

    • Substance use problems.

    Mental health crises covered:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

    • Non-suicidal self-injury

    • Panic attacks

    • Traumatic events

    • Severe psychotic states

    • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

    • Aggressive behaviours.

    Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective

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