The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is an evidence-based training course designed for adults working or living with adolescents. This course is particularly suitable for parents, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers. The course curriculum is evidence-based and teaches adults how to assist adolescents 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.
- How to appropriately and effectively respond.
- 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.
- How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Course participants also receive a copy of the Youth Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
Certificate of Completion
Ziyad is an accredited Teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia. With a strong background in education and an active member of his local community, he is passionate about working with Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds including refugees. His experience and current qualifications, including being a teacher in a South-West Sydney High school and a Careers Counselor, allow him to bring a unique energy in the delivery of the MHFA courses.