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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – SCONE

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)?

Upper Hunter Where Theres a Will are offering  Upper Hunter residents an opportunity to undertake Your Mental Health First Aid Training FREE of charge.

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

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. Course participants receive a free copy of the Youth MHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend a Youth MHFA course?

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years). However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers. Any interested adult can attend, Please Note: this course is not for adolescents to attend.

This course is not therapy nor a support group, rather it is an education to learn how to give first aid to others. There are no prerequisites for this course. When you complete this training, you are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.

The course is delivered over 2 days – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23  February 2020.

The course is offered FREE 

The course will be held in the Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Centre Council Chambers, 135 Liverpool Street, SCONE  NSW  2337.

Both days will run from 9.00 am  – 4.00 pm with a ½ hour break for lunch.

Please bring the following:

a pen, notepad, water and snacks ** Please note lunch is not provided so either bring your lunch or alternatively there are cafes close by to purchase lunch.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL.

To register your interest in attending please follow this link  https://sconeymhfa.app.rsvpify.com/


February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am
February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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UHSC Council Chambers
135 Liverpool Street
SCONE, New South Wales 2337 Australia
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