An Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider is someone who has completed the 14hr YMHFA Course and completed the online assessment at the end of the course. This Accreditation remains valid for 3 years.
At the end of this 3 year period, the individual can opt to complete a Refresher Course to keep their Accreditation valid for another 3 years. At the end of this second 3 year period, the individual must complete the full 14hr course to maintain their Accreditation.
Individuals who have previously completed the 12hr Standard or 14hr Youth MHFA Course and want to refresh their skills to extend their Accreditation for another 3 years.
Please note, if you have not completed a 12hr or 14hr Course you cannot be Accredited as a Youth Mental Health First Aider at the conclusion of the refresher training.
4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety: Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements
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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.
Level 2, 99 York St
It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.
5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.
Buses from George or York Streets. Market Street is the closest stop.
Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
Available underneath the Club. Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).
COVID-19 Event Information
All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.
Participants will refresh their knowledge of key mental health issues pertaining to youth who may be experiencing the onset of mental illness, the worsening of symptoms, or a mental health crisis with:
- substance use disorders
- eating disorders
- suicide and non-suicidal self-injury
Participants will revise the ALGEE action plan and apply their understanding of the ALGEE action plan to common mental illnesses effecting youth through skills-based practical activities.
What To Bring
Participants only require a pen and writing paper if they wish to take extra notes, but they will be provided with a course manual on the day.