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Youth Mental Health First Aid - Drouin

We are excited to be taking BOOKINGS  for our YOUTH Mental Health Training for June 2019
Thanks to Mindfull Aus we are pleased to announce that this training (valued at $500+ per person) will be delivered at $200 per person, by Mindfull Aus facilitator Denise Warmington.

Denise is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse who has worked in the area of mental health for over 16 years. Denise is a passionate and enthusiastic Principal Master MHFA Instructor who has a warm and engaging teaching style.

Having facilitated more than 150 MHFA courses for over 1,500 people, Denise is dedicated to increasing participants mental health literacy, confidence and willingness to offer support to those experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

Denise is accredited to deliver Standard, Youth, Teen, Older Person MHFA, tailored and blended versions of the MHFA course, specialised MHFA courses and refresher MHFA courses. Denise has delivered training to a wide range of groups including pharmacists, police officers, defence force members, practice nurses, tertiary students, school nurses, nursing students, secondary school teachers, sporting coaches, girl guides leaders, volunteers, parents and secondary school students.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Information

Mental health first aid is the help provided to someone who is developing a mental health problem, has a worsening of an existing mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 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, teachers, sports coaches, and youth workers in the community.

What the course covers:

The course teaches adults how to assist youth 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.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

  • Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

All MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.


This is a 14 hour course, which can be delivered as either:

  • A 2-day training package (7 hours per day), OR

  • As 4 Separate modules (3.5 hours each)

Course participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.

Youth MHFA Manual

A manual is provided to each participant attending this 14-hour MHFA course. 

Who can attend a Mindfull Aus YMHFA training course?
Anyone interested can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give help and support to others. Increase your understanding and knowledge for mental health challenges .
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years