Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course Length 2 days (14 hours total)
Study Mode On-campus (day)

Mental Health First Aid to adolescents

This 14-hour Youth Mental Heath First Aid (YMHFA) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to adolescents.

Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported.

The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis:

Developing mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations:

  • 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

 

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.

Entry requirements

  • must be 18 years of age and over

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills
  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills

Important information

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.

 

Victorian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Fee For Service
$AUD 280.00 (incl. GST)

Includes a copy of the YMHFA manual (yours to keep) and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

NB: genU Training advises as of 1st July 2021, the Fee For Service rate for this course will increase to $AUD 325.50 (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, in the following format:

On-campus (day) – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

        • 2 consecutive days (9am – 5pm); or
        • 2 days over 2 weeks (9am – 5pm)

Days of delivery may vary. Please contact our customer enquiries team for further information on specific dates.


 

 

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