Blended Youth Mental Health First Aid
This course and curriculum are developed by MHFA Australia, and delivered by MHFA Accredited Instructors.
The Blended Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to assist an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis. It may be the preferred option for people supporting young adults aged 19-21. This course is offered in a blended format consisting of a self-paced eLearning module (3.5 hours) and an instructor led component (which can be delivered face to face or via video conferencing).
Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive learning
Course participants will receive an introduction to mental health, mental health problems and mental health first aid. Each module will cover statistics and facts about the particular mental health problem, how to recognise the signs that someone may be experiencing the problem.
Developing mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Eating disorders
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Panic attacks
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours.
Course Component 2 – Instructor Led Component
This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment. The instructor-led component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the course. In this training, delivered in person or over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The instructor-led component includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:
- Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
- Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
- Learn crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours and non-suicidal self-injury
- Learn crisis first aid for traumatic events
- Review a range of resources that a mental health first aider could refer someone to when providing mental health first aid
When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen course. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.
- must be 18 years of age and over
During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:
- Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
- Effective communication, documentation and research skills
- Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.
Students undertaking a blended and/or online virtual training will require the additional digital skills and technologies:
Digital literacy skills – Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software
- Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
- A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
- Web camera / microphone
- Smartphone with charger
- Earphones / headphones / speakers
- Printer (optional)
- Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
- Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
- Access to water/tea/coffee
Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:
Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:
Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference
This course contains content, concepts and scenarios that some individuals may find distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this course and in any future employment in this field.
- Ensuring you have someone to talk to about the content if you need to
- Contact phone numbers for counselling and crisis services
- Information about what to do if you begin to feel upset during the training.
Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.
|Fee For Service|
|$AUD 275.50 (incl. GST)|
There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.
For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.
genU Training offer Youth Mental Health First Aid (Blended), in the following format:
Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (Online)
A self-paced eLearning component (takes 3.5 hours to complete).
An e-voucher will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your registration and receipt of payment. The e-voucher will allow you to access the eLearning component, which must be completed PRIOR to the live webinars.
Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (3 x 2.5 hour Virtual Training Room sessions)
3 x 2.5 hour instructor-led sessions via video conferencing delivered over 3 days.
Time zones: Virtual Training Room classes run on AEST/AEDT time zones