Mental Health First Aid to adolescents
This course and curriculum are developed by MHFA Australia, and delivered by MHFA Accredited Instructors.
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:
- Anxiety problems
- Eating disorders
- 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.
- 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:
- 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
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.
While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.
Victorian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.
|Fee For Service|
|$AUD 325.50 (incl. GST)|
Includes a copy of the YMHFA manual (yours to keep) and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
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.
10% Off Offer:
Register for this course now to receive special offer of 10% off. This offer is valid 1st October – 30th October 2022 and is subject to change and course availability.
When registering, enter code EXPO22 in the “Discount Code” and hit APPLY. Limited to one (1) discount per person.
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.