A two-day workshop to assist adults support adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis
The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
The developing mental health problems covered are:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Substance misuse
The mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours.
This course is most suitable for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 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.
Date: Saturday, 22nd and Saturday, 29th May – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room – Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113
Cost: $250 – BYO lunch