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14 Hour (2 Day) YOUTH Mental Health First Aid - Canberra ACT (South...


14 Hour (2 Day) YOUTH Mental Health First Aid - Canberra ACT (South...

This course runs 8.30am to 4.00pm on Thursday 28th AND Friday 29th MARCH 2019 - 14 Hours / 2 Days
To purchase concession tickets ($240.00), please register at our website

Australian Government health data indicates that about 1 in 6 adolescents meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year!
What is YMHFA?
YMHFA teaches PRACTICAL, EASY TO IMPLIMENT 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 well-being or contributing to other social problems. There has been considerable research done around the effectvness of this training. Many high profile people have avocated for this course, including POTUS Barack Obama and Michelle Obama advocated for this course to address mental health issues in American Schools. MHFA was developed in Australia, but is now taught in 30 coutries worldwide.

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!

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.

There are testimonials at our website

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!

Course includes morning tea (from the famous Doma Cafe), participants must self cater lunch or purchase at local outlet

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