Short Course Youth Mental Health First Aid
About 1 in 4 young Australians experience a common mental illness each year. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches adults practical skills to support adolescents with a mental health problem. It’s a way you can make a real difference to the young people in your community.
Youth MHFA training offers benefits in the following areas:
Knowledge – Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.
Confidence – Increases confidence in providing first aid.
De-stigmatising – Decreases stigmatising attitudes.
Support – Increases the support provided to others.
The course includes practical skills to help adults:
- Recognise common mental health problems in young people.
- Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
- Seek appropriate professional help.
- Respond in a crisis situation.
Location, dates and times
Please note: courses will run subject to reaching minimum class numbers.
Clarence Campus, Hobart
TO ENROL (FOR A FACE TO FACE CLASS) OVER THE PHONE USING A CREDIT CARD PHONE 1300 655 307 – SOUTH ONLY
Before commencing your enrolment over the phone:
- Please read the Privacy Notice and Student Declaration.
You will be asked to agree and consent before continuing with your enrolment.
- USI – You will be asked to provide your Unique Student Identifier at the time of enrolment.
For more information on how to create a USI go to https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/usi/
When attending a campus you must bring your proof of ID with you. Payment confirms your place in a class.
Clarence Campus – 9am to 4.30pm
- 13 & 14 May 2019
- 8 & 9 July 2019
- 9 & 10 October 2019
- 25 & 26 November 2019
Devonport Campus – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required
- Wednesday, 22 & 29 May 2019
- Tuesday, 25 June & Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Burnie Campus – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required
- Thursday, 2 & 9 May 2019
- Tuesday, 28 May & 4 June 2019
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.
For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.
Fees and Payments
2019: $210 A concession rate is not available for this course.
Programs can be negotiated for single employer groups
For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.
Students must be 18 years or older.
Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.
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.
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.