teen MHFA is a new course being offered by instructors trained by Mental Health First Aid Australia.
Young people frequently turn to their friends at times of psychological distress. While young people can have reasonable levels of mental health literacy, recognising mental illness and having some understanding of effective treatments, what they tend to lack is the skill to assist.
teen MHFA is a program which teaches young people the minimum skill set to:
1. Recognise the signs of a mental health problem developing
2. Recognise the signs of a mental health crisis, particularly suicide
3. Get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.
If you want more information about teen Mental Health First Aid, this Frequently Asked Questions list should be able to help.
The training is conducted over 3 sessions of at least 75 minutes each, conducted on 3 separate non-consecutive days, to entire year groups.