ACA, Heart of the South Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 -
8:30am to 5:30pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based.

Registration includes program, Mental Health First Aid book, course materials and lunch. 


YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3088 Smith Springs Rd