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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Aotearoa

What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course will provide you with the skills and confidence to assist young people aged 11 to 18, who may be

experiencing a mental health challenge or mental health crisis, until the crisis resolves or professional help is accessed, using a practical evidence-based action plan.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health in our youth, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support them keeping yourself safe.

This course trains you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider. You will learn how to:

  • Understand the mental health challenges young people experience.
  • Source options for treatments and provide helpful first aid strategies.
  • Be confident to offer MHFA, enabling early access to help.
  • Apply the ALGEE - the five step action plan.

How does the face to face learning work?

The face to face learning is delivered over the two days by a qualified Youth MHFA instructor. Course interaction and participation enhances and reinforces the learning experience, with workbook and group activities, along with an easy to follow Powerpoint presentation and demonstration videos. On completion of the two days, participants are issued access to an online portal to where they can complete a short quiz and download their personalised accreditation certificate (valid for 3 years).

What will I get on the face to face course?

  • A Youth MHFA Aoteroa course manual, notebook, pen, lanyard and fridge magnet with a quick reference action plan guide

  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own lunch)
  • A qualified Youth MHFA instructor to facilitate the course face to face
  • Access to the online post course quiz, to receive a personalised accreditation certificate (valid for 3 years)
  • A comprehensive HumanEx Resources Toolkit with recommended conversation starters and links to relevant Aotearoa sites and services

How do I gain access to this invaluable accredited training?

Register now! and join the 5 million people globally who have are active Mental Health First Aiders.

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