This 14-18 hour course teaches adults how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, including suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
In this informative and strengths-based course you will learn how to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional support is received or the crisis resolves, using practical, evidence-based action plan. You will be grounded in social and emotional well-being from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective and explore strengths-based communication tips to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems.
Suitable for any interested adult including school staff, support workers, parent and community who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and is available via face-to face and online delivery modes.
The course is only delivered by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people trained and accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.