Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) – a 2 day course

28th July, 2021 @ 9:00 am


28/07/2021 - 29/07/2021 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid training is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health issues. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they are concerned about.

The AISSA is offering the YMHFA Course, a two full day training workshop that teaches specific categories of mental ill-health like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance misuse, psychosis and how to deal with crises in young people. This course will teach you 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.

This training will be presented by Maria Ruberto who is a national registered trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid and a psychologist with over 23 years of clinical and industry experience. She has delivered the training widely with different audiences ranging from teachers, leaders, community workers, parents and allied health professionals. Maria is a dynamic and interactive presenter who has worked extensively for 10 years within the areas of Educational Leadership, Trauma Response and state-wide initiatives relating to Student Wellbeing. She has recently consulted with Beyond Blue to develop training around the new resilience resource SenseAbility.

Maria is also the founder and director of Salutegenics Psychology, a strengths-based practise that moves people in personal and professional coaching toward mental fitness and life-health.

Target audience: Wellbeing and Pastoral Care Leaders and Teachers

Delivery Mode: Face to face

Workshop location:  Morphettville Racecourse, 79 Morphett Road, Morphettville. Phar Lap room.

Presenter: Maria Ruberto

Date/Time: Wednesday 28 July & Thursday 29 July 2021. 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $150.00 ex gst (includes catering and workshop manual costs).

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on both days.


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the Morphettville Racecourse is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules.  To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the Morphettville Racecourse without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity.

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.


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