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Non-Accredited Training Mental Health Awareness for Youth


Mental Health Awareness for Youth teaches participants to effectively support a young person who is suffering from an emergent or ongoing mental health issue or in a mental health crisis. Participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. This training is particularly suitable for teachers and youth workers.

Qualification: Non-Accredited Training - Mental Health Awareness for Youth
Program No: XA-HS05
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 day (seven hours)
Enrolment Type: Register Your Interest

Additional Information

This is a commercial course for group delivery only.

Please note that most courses run with a minimum of 15 students, and can host a maximum of 25 students. CIT reserves the right not to offer courses where there are insufficient student enrolments.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply


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Subject Information

Core - complete 1 subject

  •  Mental Health Awareness for Youth
    • CIT Code: WELF501
      Description: The purpose of this subject is to teach adults how to better assist adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years) who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email