Youth Mental Health First Aid Training


The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in South Kingsville, Melbourne is a two-day course designed to teach you how to help a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or in crisis.

Want to learn how to support a young person with a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis?

Youth Mental Health First Aid can help you.

Did you know that 1 in 4 young people will experience a mental health problem, and that half of all people to experience mental health issues will have done so before 18 years of age?

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.

When: Thursday 5 August and Thursday 12 August 8.30am-4.30pm; participants must attend both sessions.


What the course covers:

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents 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


Format of the course:

The Youth Mental Health First Air training is a 14-hour course, or 2-day training run for 7 hours per day.

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 that is yours to keep.

Who is the instructor?

Fran Power will be your primary instructor for the two days. Fran is a Youth Counsellor with over 10 years experience in 1 on 1, group and family counselling.

Suitably qualified with a Bachelor of Social Science and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy, she has proven success in receiving 100% satisfactory responses from clients in the evaluation of the effectiveness of supports provided by monitoring client’s progress via treatment, sound evaluation, effective documentation and assessment of goals.

*Private training sessions can be arranged for larger groups of 6 or more please contact Empowered Existence at or call 0401 851 654.



On the day what do you need to bring?

Just a pen, yourself and an open mind ready to learn.

Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided. The venue is close to cafes for your lunch break.

The venue is close to public transport and parking is available around the venue.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 18 years or older to attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email or call or message Fran on 0401851654

What's the refund policy?

Tickets will be refunded 100% up to two weeks before the event.

If the tickets are cancelled in the two weeks leading up the event the discount be assessed on a case by case

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, please save paper :)

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, I would much rather people learning that the ticket going to waste, just please let me know before the event. 



  • Thursday, 05 August 2021 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 12 August 2021 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM


There is ample parking near the venue

South Kingsville Community Centre, 43 Paxton St,, South Kingsville 3015  View Map

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