We deliver the ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ online course across all of Australia or a blended and in-person course version in Victoria.
The perfect Mental Health First Aid course for educators, teachers, coaches, community workers, parents and trainers in the youth space.
Upcoming Youth MHFA Online Courses: (3 x 2.5 hour Instructor led classes).
Mon / Tues / Wed 21-23rd March
- 3pm -5.30pm 21st Mar
- 1pm -3.30pm 23rd Mar
- 9am -11.30am 25th Mar
Do you have a private group interested in a course? We arrange training for groups of up to 12 online. Please call us on 1300 199 849 to discuss potential dates outside of what is listed above. We can deliver this in person in Victoria.
The 12-14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as teachers, educators parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.
You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan. Our team of Principal Master Trainers currently deliver this courses to aspiring Youth Mental Health First Aiders across all of Australia.
Why undertake the Youth MHFA course?
Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.
The online program will be delivered in two parts:
The first component is an e-learning component through MHFA and takes around 3-4 hours to complete.
This e-learning component does not need to be completed in one sitting and you can save your work and come back to it to pace out the learning. This will be uploaded onto the MHFA website for participants by the end of this week and we will contact you with details around how to access it.
Once you have completed the eLearning component and have a certificate of completion you are then required to attend 3 x Instructor led sessions through video-conferencing (Zoom) which will each be 2.5 hours.
You must complete all e-learning and attend both online classes to obtain accreditation.
The full cost of the course is $330 + GST per attendee which includes a $88 payment to MHFA to access e-learning and an official manual.
No matter where you reside in Australia, the new online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course can now be completed any time from any location with the friendly and experienced team at CDC.