Youth mental health first aid manual

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Mental Health First Aid Manual by Betty Kitchener

Borrowed from Library for coursework project.

This (small) manual was written to accompany the 12 hour Mental Health First Aid Course available in every Australian State and Territory. More info on the courses at

The booklet is well set out and seems basic but contains all the info one needs in checklist form and a few at a glance charts - essential in an emergency situation. The course and the booklet does not teach people to become therapists or experts, but is designed for people to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial help and when to call 000 (ambulance) or guide people towards the appropriate professional help.

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Youth mental health first aid: a description of the program and an initial evaluation

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Course content includes depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, substance abuse, psychosis, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, traumatic events and self injury. All participants receive a Manual and Certificate of Completion. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a hour two-day course for adults working or living with adolescents, those aged between approximately 12 and 18 years. However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches, and youth workers. Mental health problems covered in the course content includes depression, eating disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders and substance use problems.

Adolescence is the peak age of onset for mental illness, with half of all people who will ever have a mental illness experiencing their first episode prior to 18 years of age. Early onset of mental illness is a significant predictor for future episodes.
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We offer the full hour Mental Health First Aid England - Youth course which provides participants with the essential skills and knowledge to work with young people. Afternoon: Depression and anxiety. Day 2 morning: Suicide and psychosis. Afternoon: Self-harm and eating disorders. Mental Health First Aid Youth is ideal for those who work, or have an interest in working with young people in a professional or voluntary capacity. It is also useful for people who are interested in the mental health of young people such as parents or carers.

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