Youth Mental Health First Aid - Merrylands RSL Club
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Event Details
When:
Sat 27th Apr 2024 (8.30am) to Sun 28th Apr 2024 (5pm)
Where:
Merrylands RSL Club
8 Miller St, Merrylands NSW 2160
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Cost:
Funded by the Targeted Early Intervention Grant - Free
Registrations:
Open: Thu 14th Dec 2023 (12am)
Close: Fri 19th Apr 2024 (12pm)
Capacity:
Maximum 23 people
Coordinator:
Account:
Scouts NSW, Mental Health First Aid
mhfa@nsw.scouts.com.au
Brief Summary:
MHFA course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. The course equips adults with the skills to recognize and respond to an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis situation. Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, Youth MHFA teaches participants how to support an adolescent until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Providing Youth Mental Health First Aid training can help whole communities to: INTERVENE EARLY Recognize the warning signs of mental health problems in young people. PROVIDE SKILLS Provide the skills needed to speak openly and accurately about mental health RESPOND IN A CRISIS Respond in crisis situations where a young person may be at risk of harm. REDUCE STIGMA Reduce stigma and increase support for young people with mental health problems. Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training improves a participant’s knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. MHFA courses have also seen show to decrease stigma and increase help seeking behaviours. This course is suitable for parents, carers, Rover Scouts and Leaders supporting adolescents aged 12-18. Any adult (aged 18+) with a Scouts NSW membership can attend.
Additional Information

- This course is being funded by the Targeted Early Intervention grant available until May 2024.

- This course is suitable for parents, carers, Rover Scouts and Leaders supporting adolescents aged 12-18. Any adult (aged 18+) with a Scouts NSW membership can attend.

- It is being held at Merrylands RSL

- Fully Catered Event (please provide any special dietary requirements in your application)

- It is being held over Two Full Days from 8:30am to 5pm each day and you need to attend the whole weekend

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