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

From: An evaluation of the teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid training with a CALD focus: an uncontrolled pilot study with adolescents and adults in Australia

Session 1: 75 minSession 2: 75 minSession 3: 75 min
Mental health problems
Topics presented:
• What is mental health?
• What are mental health problems?
• Types of mental health problems
• Impact on young people
• Stigma
• Appropriate help
Helping a friend in a mental health crisis
Topics presented:
• 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
Helping a friend who is developing a mental health problem
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