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Youth Mental Health First Aid

YMHFA teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to adolescents.

Mental illnesses often starts in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported. 

The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis.

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents with the following:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depressions
  • Anxiety problems
  • Easting disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises

  • 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


youth_services [at] bayside.vic.gov.au


(03) 9599 4622 

Youth Mental Health First Aid flyer (PDF, 274.81KB)


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