Mental Health First Aid Course - Balgowlah RSL
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Mental Health First Aid Course


to support young people aged 12 to 18.

About 1 in 4 young Australians experience a common mental illness each year. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support an adolescent with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to the young people in your community.


The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Learn Practical First Aid Skills

• Recognise common mental health problems in young people
• Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
• Seek appropriate professional help, and
• Respond in a crisis situation
This is a 14-hour educational course, not a therapy or support group.


Monday, September 2nd

Monday, September 9th

Monday, September 16th

Monday, September 23rd




$20 per person to cover the cost of the manual.

The course its self is free of charge.


The first session, on the 2nd will be held in the Seaforth Function Centre.

All following sessions will be held in the Wine Room.


Bookings are essential and close on the 26th of August at 9pm.

You have two options:

  • Introductory Course (First session only)
  • Full Course (with Accreditation)

Both options are $20 to cover the cost of the manual. If you book the introductory course, then decided to attend all four sessions, simply send us an email at to let us know that you would like to attend the full course.

Don’t worry if you missed out, join our waiting list to get priority booking for our next Mental Health First Aid Course

The Benefits


Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.


Increases confidence in providing first aid.


Decreases stigmatising attitudes.


Increases the support provided to others.