MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
The Teen Mental Health First Aid course is for high school students in
Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. Students will learn how to provide mental health first aid to their friends.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
course across all of Australia
WHAT’S THE FORMAT?
This course is taught over 3 x 75mins or 3 x 60mins classroom sessions on non-consecutive days. The course can only be delivered in settings where adults have been trained in Youth MHFA.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Students in Years 7-9 and Years 10-12 can attend this course and it can also be delivered in other settings such as sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, scouts and guides.
The course must be delivered to the entire group of young people in the setting. For example, to every year 10 student, or everyone on the team.
WHY ATTEND A COURSE?
Research with high school students who receive Teen MHFA, students report reduced stigma, increased confidence in supporting a peer with a mental health problem and are also able to recognise certain adults as helpful to a peer with a mental health problem.