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Short Course Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

Location, dates and times

Devonport Campus – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required

  • Monday, 1 April & Tuesday, 2 April 2019
  • Wednesday, 22 & 29 May 2019
  • Tuesday, 25 June & Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Burnie Campus – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required

  • Wednesday, 6 & 13 March 2019
  • Thursday, 2 & 9 May 2019
  • Tuesday, 28 May & 4 June 2019

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

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.

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Fees and Payments

2019:  $210 (programs can be negotiated for single employer groups)

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Essential Requirements

Students must be 18 years or older.


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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 here


Participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate on successful completion of the two (2) day course.

Attendees who successfully complete the online assessment will also receive a three year accreditation certificate as a Mental Health First Aider.

The MHFA course is also accredited for 12 CPD points for allied health professions.


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