4 October 2024 08.00am- 04.00pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Online)

This blended online course equips adults who teach, care for and support young people, with the skills and confidence needed to recognise and respond to a young person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. 


The aims of this interactive webinar are to: 

  • Provide an overview of mental illnesses, risk factors, prevalence, and impact and 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how to assist adolescents who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. 

Learning outcomes 

On completion of this interactive webinar, you will: 

  • Have increased awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adolescents 
  • Be able to recognise and respond to an emerging and worsening mental health problem and understand the interventions and supports available, including how to approach a young person that you are concerned about, 
  • Be able to apply mental health first aid in a range of crisis situations, and 
  • Be eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider, upon completion of an online assessment, following the course. 


Friday 4 October 2024 


8am – 4pm ACST (Adelaide time) 


Online pre-learning followed by an interactive webinar 

Approximately 5 hours of online pre-learning to be completed prior to the interactive webinar 

Includes a presentation, question and answer sessions, breakout rooms, activities and opportunity to discuss experiences with fellow teachers from around the world. These sessions are livestream only and not recorded. 


Claudia Ricciotti 

Claudia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), Provisional Psychologist through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a Licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She has Masters-level specialty in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SBT). Her degrees include Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsy) from Monash University and Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MCBT) from Flinders University. 

CPD hours  

10 time-valued 

Required preparation 

No previous subject knowledge is required 

Required resources 

  • Computer, laptop or tablet 
  • Reliable internet connection 
  • Working camera 
  • Microphone and speakers 


Microsoft Teams 

Booking closing date 

Thursday 12 September 2024 

Time differences 

We recommend checking the date and time of this course in Australia against that of the local time in your area before booking. 

Expression of interest 

If this course is full or you are interested in attending this course in the future, please complete the expression of interest. 



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Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
08.00am- 04.00pm 8hrs RAD Member $255
Non-RAD Member $382.50
12 September 2024 8:00am