Youth Mental Health First Aid
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Whether you teach, employ, work, or live with adolescents, the YMHFA course will teach you the skills and confidence to provide mental health first aid to a young person.
WHEN: Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th November 2019
WHERE: Ibis Hotel, Mount Isa
WHY THIS COURSE IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF
Mental illness, and the awareness and stigma surrounding it, is a big issue in remote communities in Queensland.
Australian Government health data indicates that about 1 in 6 adolescents meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year!
YMHFA teaches PRACTICAL, EASY TO IMPLEMENT and EVIDENCED BASED strategies to support a young person experiencing a mental health problem, worsening of a problem, or a crisis.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH
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 – teachers, aides, administrative, chaplains, catering; 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.
· 14-hour (2 day) Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course.
· Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
· Course topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, panic attacks, and substance use disorders, as well as suicide and NSSI (non-suicidal-self-injury).
. This course caters for morning tea only. There are several outlets around Mount Isa for lunch and snacks, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Check out MHFA to find out more.
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Refunds are available 7 days prior to the event
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Your booking fee is supporting
Funding scholarships for Indigenous students
Libby is an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. With a background in Arts and Education, Libby has extensive experience in working with young people and adults, and is a freelance writer for International mental health zines. Available for courses in all Australian states, Libby spends most of her time between Queensland and Western Australia, as a Musical Theatre Director, and delivering therapy-through-art classes (dance, drama, singing) to students aged 2 years to adult, as well as YMHFA. Passionate about mental health and youth, and having worked and travelled internationally in Africa, United Kingdom, and throughout Australia; Libby brings a fresh and knowledgeable approach - delivered in a supportive environment - to her courses and classes.