Youth Mental Health First Aid, option B – Online + face to face

3rd June, 2022 @ 9:00 am


03/06/2022 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training teaches people the skills to help someone they are concerned about and, is very suitable for educators who work with adolescents.

Mental health first aid is early intervention for mental health problems. It teaches people to recognise the signs and symptoms, which suggest a potential mental health problem and how to refer appropriately. It is not designed as a prevention program nor is it a mental health promotion program, although course participants may experience beneficial mental health effects from completing Mental Health First Aid training.

The course teaches specific categories of mental ill-health such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance misuse, psychosis and how to deal with crises in young people. It includes how to recognise and 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.

Participants must undertake self-paced online learning (three – five hours) prior to attending this one-day face-to-face session with experienced trainer Vince Riviere.

Please contact Mary Pickett or Alice Duffield for more information.

Vincent Riviere has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing in South Australia for the past 15 years in a variety of settings which include non-government, government and both secondary and primary school sectors. Vincent managed the South Australian KidsMatter and MindMatters National Mental Health Initiative in Schools. Through this, Vince has worked nationally and internationally with education staff, wellbeing and leadership teams to embed frameworks and strengthen consistency of knowledge when supporting their unique whole school communities Mental Health and Wellbeing.


Target audience – wellbeing/pastoral care teachers and leaders: middle and senior schools

Delivery mode – online and face to face

Presenters – Vince Riviere, accredited trainer, Alice Duffield, Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA, and Mary Pickett, Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.

There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.


This event is fully booked.