Youth Mental Health First Aid - Hunter & Coastal Region (Location TBA)
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Event Details
When:
Sun 25th Aug 2024 (8.30am to 5pm)
Where:
Hunter & Coastal Region TBC
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Cost:
Cost is TBC & will be invoiced at a later stage - Free
Registrations:
Open: Mon 12th Feb 2024 (4.09pm)
Close: Fri 16th Aug 2024 (11.59pm)
Capacity:
Maximum 22 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 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 in the Hunter & Coastal Region with a location to be confirmed

- The course cost is yet to be confirmed. You will be invoiced at a later stage.

- 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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