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    Youth Mental Health First Aid - Melbourne (Collingwood Library)

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    This course runs over 2 days (14 hours), from 8:30am to 4:00pm on the two dates selected.

    Australian Government health data indicates that about 2 in 5 adolescents meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year!

    What is Youth MHFA?

    YMHFA teaches PRACTICAL, EASY TO IMPLEMENT and EVIDENCED BASED strategies to support a young person experiencing a mental health problem, worsening of a problem or a crisis.

    Every adult who lives or works with adolescents should do this course!

    The great news is that effective early strategies can greatly reduce the chances of a mental health problem effecting relationships, educational opportunity and general wellbeing or contributing to other social problems.

    There has been considerable research done around the effectiveness of this training; with all content based on guidelines which have been developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems as well as mental health professionals.

    Many high-profile people have advocated for this course, including former POTUS Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, who advocated for this course to address mental health issues in American schools. MHFA was developed in Australia but is now taught in 30 countries worldwide.

    YMHFA has been proven through research to increase understanding of common Mental Health problems. YMHFA training has even been proven to lower the incidence of mental health problems among those people who have been trained! Get your accreditation with us today!

    Modules covered include: Adolescent Development, Communication with Young People, Australian Mental Health Data, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Substance Misuse Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Responses to Trauma, Psychosis, Aggressive Behaviour and Deliberate Self Injury.

    Learn more about the 14 Hour YMHFA Course at our website.

    Our Instructor:

    Do the Youth MHFA Course with Mark Smith, Principal Master MHFA Instructor and Safer Communities Founder and Director!

    Mark's CV includes High School Deputy Principal, Special Education Teacher and a broad range of youth and disability support roles. Mark is also a highly experienced MHFA Instructor. Mark is approachable, knowledgeable and utilises humour and significant personal narratives to engage participants in the course material. Mark works for MHFA International as a consultant trainer of MHFA Instructors. Mark's deep insights into adolescents, mental health and education combine to provide participants with a unique experience in this training.

    View some testimonials on our website.

    Note:There is no catering included in this event. Participants are welcome to bring their own food or there are options at the venue and nearby.

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