Teen Mental Health First Aid Course
Course Name: Teen Mental Health First Aid Course (TMHFA)
Face-to-Face Training: 3 x Interactive Workshops
(70 minutes Each)
Course Certificate: Issued Same Day (On Completion)
Course Cost: $99
Accreditation: Accredited by MHFA Australia
Accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia
What is the Teen Mental Health First Aid Course?
Basically, the Teen MHFA course (TMHFA) raises awareness of mental health issues in high school students. It also enables them to provide some support to friends suffering from a mental health issue.
The course is important because the latest mental health research suggests that young people prefer to share their problems with peers. So by providing teens with an understanding of mental health issues, problems can be identified early. Since teens are best placed to know about the issues their peers are having, teaching them how to recognise mental health issues can help with early intervention. As well as this, there is training in how to talk to friends having problems.
Although the course is for high school kids, we recommend it for older teens in years 10,11 and 12. Generally, the teaching happens in schools, but other community organisations or sports clubs can easily be the venue.
- Introduction to mental health problems
- Relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours
- Signs and symptoms that a peer may be suffering from a mental health issue
- ALGEE – Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
- Teen mental health crisis
- How to talk about mental health issues with friends
- Where to go for help
Mental Health Issues Covered
- Substance use problems – drugs and alcohol
- Eating disorders
Mental Health Crisis Covered
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (self-harming)
- The effects of drug and alcohol use
- Aggressive behaviours, bullying and abuse
We deliver Teen MHFA face-to-face in the classroom. Although there are 3 interactive workshops each lasting around 70 minutes, they are fun and engaging. Group work and interactive quizzes feature so that the experience is nothing like a ‘chalk and talk’ session.
Because our highest priority is your health and safety, we adhere to infection control measures and COVID-19 practices. If you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, then please contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email [email protected].
Certification & Accreditation
Teen MHFA is accredited through Mental Health First Aid Australia and all participants will receive a Certificate of Completion on the final day of the course. As well as this, all participants get a Teen MHFA manual to keep after the training.