Community Services

Short Course Teen Mental Health First Aid

Teen Mental Health First Aid is a course specifically for teenagers. It provides young people with the skills they need to be able to recognise the signs of mental health problems and seek the help of a trusted adult. This workshop is commonly delivered to schools and other organisations working closely with teenagers, such as sporting clubs and community groups.

Teenagers will often turn to each other in times of stress, and many will take on the problems of their peers. In this course we encourage young people not to take on these problems alone, but focus on how to be a supportive friend and know when it’s time to get an adult involved.

Delivered over three 75 minute sessions, the Teen Mental Health First Aid course helps participants learn how to:

  • Recognise the signs of a developing mental health problem.
  • Recognise the signs of a mental health crisis, particularly suicide.
  • Get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.

Important Note: Schools and other organisations hosting this course must confirm a minimum of 10% of their staff working with teenagers are trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid before this course can be delivered. This help ensure adequate support is available for young people in their care.

Location, dates and times

North West
Expressions of interest are currently being taken for courses throughout 2019 on the North West coast.

Times and dates can be negotiated to suit community needs.

To register your interest, and for further information, please call 1300 655 307.

Learning Options

This course is delivered on a TasTAFE campus or at a school, club or community organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

$15 per participant.  Maximum of 30 per group.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


Course participants receive a copy of the Teen MHFA Manual and a Certificate of Completion.


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