Blended Youth Mental Health First Aid - Killara/Middle Harbour Scout Hall
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Event Details
When:
Sun 16th Jun 2024 (8.30am to 5pm)
Where:
Killara/Middle Harbour, Scout Hall
2D Carlyle Road, East Lindfield
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Cost:
Funded by the Targeted Early Intervention Grant - Free
Registrations:
Open: Thu 21st Mar 2024 (11.18am)
Close: Fri 7th Jun 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.

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

- It is being held at Killara/Middle Harbour Scout Hall

- The is a blended course and combines self-paced eLearning (approx. 4 hours) followed by a 1-day face-to-face training session

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