Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

This course teaches first aid skills for adult members of the public to give initial help to young people experiencing mental health problems/crisis or early stages of a mental health illness.

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between approximately 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. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.

Research has found this course to be effective. Specifically, a study found that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing mental health first aid, as well as reduced stigma. More info.

What the course covers:

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) 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, 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.

Date & Time:

  1. Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18, July 2018
  2. Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4, October 2018
  3. Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10, October 2018

9am to 4:30pm both days


Attendees MUST be 18 yo +


  • Town of Gawler Residents - $60 per participant
  • Non Town of Gawler Residents - $100 per participant

Includes the two days of training, morning and afternoon tea, training manual and certificate. BYO lunch. Bar frindge available.


Gawler Sport and Community Centre

Nixon Terrace, Gawler


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