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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: 25th October 2017

Facilitator: Ruth O'Sullivan

Workshop Duration:

2 Consecutive days (Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October 2017)

Workshop Time:

09:30 – 16:30


$320.00 including morning tea and lunch, all associated handouts, a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual and a certificate of attendance.

Workshop Venue:

Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room

Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113

Target Group:

Guidance Officers, Teachers, TAFE and University Lecturers, Parents, Youth Workers, Police Officers, Prison Officers, Social And Welfare Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Counsellors, Team Leader, in Short - Everyone.

Workshop Outline:

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

 The developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance misuse

The mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Acute effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states

Workshop Outcomes:

At the completion of the workshop participants will have:

  • A Copy of the Youth MHFA Manual
  • Certificate of Completion


“Great introduction to mental health and young people, I really enjoyed the two days”

“The course was very good, comprehensive and informative”

“The presentation method and use  of first hand experiences by the presenters was a considerable strength of this course”

“A great course to help respond to adolescents with a MI”

“The short acronym ALGEE (action plan) is easy to understand and apply in real life situations. Good use of ice breaks and interactive learning to help with the energy levels”

“I found this workshop very helpful and appreciated the input from the presenters and other attendees”

“I really enjoyed the video examples, work sheets, group work and the presenters giving real-life examples”

“This course was very positive with and excellent overview of MH needs relating to youth”

“This workshop was evidence based and was up to date”

Facilitator Bio:

Ruth is currently working for an NGO as a Resource worker and is currently studying a Masters in Mental Health Ruth has completed a course in Program Development and Facilitation (PDF). Her special interest is facilitating YMHFA to family members and Carers of people with mental health issues and is currently working as Consumer/Carer Consultant Community Care Unit, Qld Health. Ruth is addicted to Dragon Boating!!!

Workshop Cancellations

By completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the workshop and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated.

If you are unable to attend the workshop for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded.

Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.