Youth Mental Health First Aid: REFRESHER Training

Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Refresh your knowledge and skills from the 14hr Youth or 12hr Standard MHFA Course to extend your accreditation for 3 years.
Target Audience
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.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

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.

Audience

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.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This is a 4hr face-to-face refresher training.

Teaching Standards
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 4.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 16/10/2020 Sydney CBD Places available $368 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Session One

2 hours

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:
- depression
- anxiety
- substance use disorders
- eating disorders
- suicide and non-suicidal self-injury

Session Two

2 hours

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.

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About the team


Donna Redman

Creator

Donna is a writer, speaker, teacher trainer and secondary educator. She has expertise in student wellbeing, establishing effective school systems and positive strategies for youth suicide prevention.
In 2013 Donna was awarded the NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship and examined strategies implemented globally for youth suicide prevention and she recognized the importance of proactively enhancing teacher confidence within the school context. Donna assisted in the planning of the Wollongong Diocesan Suicide Pre, Inter and Post-Vention Strategic Plan. Donna’s company Awaken Youth facilitates NESA Accredited 'Gatekeeper’ workshops for teachers as well as targeted suicide prevention training for parents and guardians of young people. Additionally, Donna is an accredited trainer with LivingWorks and delivers safeTALK suicide prevention training to senior students in secondary schools. In 2015 she presented at the Suicide Prevention Australia Conference on the topic ‘Teachers: the greatest untapped resource in youth suicide prevention.’ She is a member of the Macarthur Suicide Prevention Network committee and is employed as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline. In 2017 Donna presented workshops nationally at the Positive Schools Conference titled: ‘Positive Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide’. In 2018 she will be presenting in Sydney at the ProPsych Mental Health in Schools Conference on the topic ‘Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context’. Donna is also the author of the young adult novel Awakening Sebastian, which communicates a strong positive and preventative message regarding youth suicide.