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Table 1 Structure and content of the teen Mental Health First Aid training

From: ‘teen Mental Health First Aid’: a description of the program and an initial evaluation

Session 1: 75 min Session 2: 75 min Session 3: 75 min
Topics presented:
 What is mental health?
 What are mental health problems?
 Types of mental health problems
 Impact on young people
 Stigma
 Appropriate help
Topics presented:
 Helping a friend in a mental health crisis
 What is mental health first aid?
 What is a mental health crisis?
 Using the teen MHFA action plan to help a friend in crisis
 Recovery position
Topics presented:
 Helping a friend who is developing a mental health problem
 Importance of acting early
 Using the teen MHFA action plan to help a friend developing a mental health problem
 Helpful links and resources
Videos:
 Talking about it 1 (4:50 s)
 Getting help (5:32)
Video:
Mates (13:55)
Videos:
 Talking about it 2 (4:14)
 Talking about it 3 (6:02)
Activities:
 Group discussion of how mental health problems impact on young people
 Identifying supportive adults
 Relaxation
Activities
 Group discussion of confidentiality vs safety
 Role play recovery position
Activities:
 Group discussion of Luke and Ali’s stories
 Role play using the action plan