Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Online
In the two Zoom sessions for this refresher course, we will…
The ALGEE System
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Requirements for completion
Certification Issued
Certification Validity
Evidence-based Courses
How to book and get further information

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Online

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Course Summary

Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course Online

The two sessions of two and a half hours each for this Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher course are for any adult 18 years and over. This course is designed to refresh the knowledge and skills in providing initial support to adolescents experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

This refresher training will allow you to:

  • Practice your mental health first aid skills in a supportive environment and get feedback.
  • Ensure you are providing the best possible, evidence-based first aid for people developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
  • Learn from others about what language, tools or referrals work well.

So, if you’re looking for a Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course Online or just a standard Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course, this is the best option for your needs. With activities, questions and action plans designed around current, relatable issues, this course is suited for delivering to any younger members of the community or for those looking to teach/lead in a youth-based capacity.

You will need to complete an online assessment at the end of this course to renew your accreditation.

For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years.

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Course Costs

$140 per participant

Note: If you or anyone you work with is experiencing these problems, then help them to seek immediate professional treatment. MHFA is meant to be a reactionary course designed to support those at risk to receive full treatment.

If you’re unsure about a student, friend, family member or work colleague, this course will help you identify issues and ways to respond to them.

To secure your space, full payment is required at the time of booking.
We accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) or electronic funds transfers (internet banking).

Large groups and onsite pricing vary. Please speak to one of our friendly team to discuss the available options.

Locations Available

Online Video conferencing platform Australia Wide.

Entry Requirements

Any adult or an Accredited MHFAider who has completed a 14-hour Youth MHFA course in the past three years can attend.

** A digital device with a camera is required.

This refresher course offers an opportunity to extend one’s Youth MHFA accreditation for a further three years.

Please note: This course is not a therapy or a support group. The aim is not to cover personal grievances but to provide full training on how to support others in a crisis situation.

Minimum Age

18 yrs for a Mental Health First Aid Course.

Due to the adult learning environment, ‘Your’ First Aid Trainer cannot accept MHFA registrations for participants under the age of 18.

With physical training, first aid participants can be Aged 14 and above with their parents/guardian’s consent.

How to book and get further information

  • Call one of our friendly customer service teams on 0423 811 844.
  • Please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Alternatively, you can email us at info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au.

 

What living with mental health issues feels like

We don’t support the idea that mental health is ‘not a real health concern’. The reason we refer to the course as Mental Health First Aid is that, like any other health issue you may have, mental health issues can have very serious and widespread repercussions. Our mental states aren’t always in our control, particularly for those who have undergone one or several serious, traumatic events.

For those living with a mental health condition, the results of not getting treatment can be devastating and may lead to further mental health problems over time. It’s our goal to equip Australians with the skills and confidence to help those around them get the support they need.

Course Duration

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course has been designed to be taken as two separate modules and is delivered in two separate two-and-a-half-hour Zoom sessions.

In the two Zoom sessions for this refresher course, we will…

  • Revise the Mental Health problems covered in previous courses
  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Refresh our understanding of the ALGEE system
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills

This course will not teach you to diagnose a mental illness nor treat it, just as a conventional first aid course will not teach you to be a doctor.

  • You will learn how to recognise that someone may have a mental health problem, how to support them and let them receive appropriate professional help as early as possible.

The ALGEE System

The ALGEE system is our basic framework for offering mental support, one which we teach in all our classrooms. The ALGEE system is as follows:

  • A - Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • L – Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • G - Give support and information
  • E – Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • E – Encourage other supports

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:

  • Read information from a PowerPoint, a manual and/or a whiteboard.
  • Listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking
    Mental Health First Aid Australia Accredited Instructor

Requirements for completion

Participants are required to attend 100% of this first aid training. To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, you will be required to complete an online assessment following training. If you do not require certification and simply want to learn the skills taught on the course, then assessment is not required.

Certification Issued

This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification.
Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Upon completing the post-training assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider. If you do not require certification and simply want to learn the skills taught in the course, then assessment is not required.

Certification Validity

Three (3) years from the date of issue. We recommend you use the email address that is still valid in 3 or 6 years' time.

Refresher training is required after three years, taken either as a 4-7 hour face-to-face course or 2-3 separate two and half-hour online video conferencing courses.

  • Alternatively, the refresher course could include a five-hour instructor-led face-to-face course upon Corporate request.

In the sixth year, the full course must be completed again. Taking a refresher course ensures you can hold on to your certification of validity.

Evidence-based Courses

Mental Health First Aid Australia (mhfa.com.au) courses are based on evidence which supports the best approaches to offering support to someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne through developing Delphi method guidelines that cover many mental health problems, crises and in different contexts.

All MHFA courses are then evaluated using rigorous scientific methods to ensure they have a positive impact.

These evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time.

Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.

How to book and get further information

  • Book online (prefered)
  • Call one of our friendly customer service teams on 0423 811 844.
    Please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Alternatively, you can email us at info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au