Mind HK is pleased to support the delivery of Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: A Positive Well-being Training by Shirralee Sisson

A 14 hour course delivered over 2 7-hour days
Dates: Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31
* Must complete all 14 hours of the course
Time: 9am to 4:30pm (lunch included)
Place: Kennedy Town
Registration essential: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-course-14-hours-sat-30th-and-sun-31st-march-tickets-55016684384 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

What is the Youth Mental Health First Aid course?

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the International MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, professionals from English-speaking developed countries. The course is designed for those who work with young people up to the age of 24. It is suitable for sports, dance and leisure coaches, educators and others who have regular contact with young people.

Course Content: The Youth MHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems covered: Depression, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Psychosis, Substance use problems.

Mental health crises covered: 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, intoxication and hospitalisation.

Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Course Format: 

This is a 14-hour course. The delivery format is two 7 hr days. Course participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA Manual and a Certificate of Completion. You must complete 14 hours training.

Course can also be delivered in your school to a core group of staff.

Contact [email protected] for further information