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Youth Mental Health First Aid training - November 2023

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Event description

Come and learn how to administer First Aid for Youth Mental Illnesses and associated crises with one of the leading clinicians in the field.

About this event

Key Information

This course runs for 14 hours over 2 consecutive days - 9:00am to 5:00pm, each day. To acquire your certification and accreditation, attendance at both days is necessary.

Important COVID update: In line with MHFA Australia's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, all participants at face to face training courses must provide proof of vaccination status.

What is YMHFA?

This two day Youth Mental Health First Aid course is for adults (over 18) working or living with adolescents. This course is particularly suitable for parents, school staff, sports coaches, youth workers and support workers.

YMHFA teaches practical, easy to implement and evidence based strategies to support a young person experiencing a mental health problem, worsening of a problem or a crisis.

The great news is that effective early strategies can greatly reduce the chances of a mental health problem affecting a young person's occupational roles including: relationships, independent living, education, employment and general well-being.

The course provides current statistics and information about the following mental illnesses: depression, anxiety problems, eating disorders, psychosis and substance use problems. The course also provides information in how to support and assist young people in the following mental health crises: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, traumatic events, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours.

Your Instructor

Your YMHFA course will be delivered by Jerem Clifford, an experienced Youth Mental Health Occupational therapist, educator and mentor.

Jerem is an approachable and knowledgeable instructor who uses anecdotes and experiences from his extensive career in youth mental health to connect participants to the course material in a humorous and engaging manner. Jerem's breadth and depth of experience working directly with young people in the community and mental healthcare settings gives participants a unique experience in this training.

Hear from our past participants:

"Jerem was incredible at explaining all the content, providing adequate examples that were relatable and easy to understand. He also had an element of humour that was appropriate but kept the engagement high within the large group and heavy content. He had great energy and an endearing demeanour. He made the course enjoyable and was clearly very passionate about the mission."
"Jerem was amazing. He explained very difficult issues so simply for us to understand. He generally showed a passion for MH and gave us skills and strategies to confidently apply what we learnt. A great leader in MHFA."

On the Day

There is no catering included in this event. Please bring your own food and refreshments. Custard Canteen is located immediately adjacent to the workshop venue, serving up delicious coffees, baked treats and lunch options. Their portuguese tarts are nothing short of exceptional.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy​

Customer requested cancellations

Course participants must notify the course organiser at in writing if they are no longer able to attend the course. The below timelines indicate refund amounts based on date of written notice:

14 Days or more - Full refund

14 - 7 Days - 50% refund

Under 7 Days - No Refund


1 x free name change on any ticket

$40 fee to reschedule to a future course

Cancellations by Greenhouse Health Hub

A full refund or reschedule to a future course. All cancellations by Greenhouse Health Hub will be notified by email to the email address supplied at registration

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event