Youth MHFA Course Outline

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This is the course outline for the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course.


  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The 5 Steps of Mental Health First Aid
  • Common Mental Health Problems in Australia
  • What is Depression?
  • Symptoms and Causes of Depression


  • How to help a person who is Suicidal
  • Understanding Self-Harming Behaviours
  • Treatment and Resources for Depression
  • How to Help Someone who is Depressed
  • What are Anxiety Disorders? (PTSD, GAD, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD)
  • Symptoms and Causes of Anxiety Disorders


  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • How to Help a Person who has a Panic Attack
  • Treatment and Resources for Anxiety Disorders
  • Understanding Schizophrenia and Bipolar
  • Causes and Treatment for Schizophrenia and Bipolar


  • How to Help Someone who is Psychotic
  • Treatment and Resources for Psychosis
  • Understanding Substance Use and Abuse
  • Symptoms and Causes of Substance Use Problems
  • Treatment and Resources for Substance Use Problems

More information about the Youth Mental Health First Aid course can be found here and you can book in for any current courses here.