The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course is most relevant in situations where educators, youth workers, managers become aware of symptoms that might indicate that a student in their classroom, a young employee or any other network is developing a mental health problem. However, the course may also provide some useful information on how to assist a young person who has a history of mental illness or longer-term mental health problems.

YMHFA Course Content

  • Mental health problems in Maltese youths
  • Adolescent development
  • Mental Health First Aid and young people
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Mental health crises

Crisis Situations Covered

  • Young people who has suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • Young people engaging in non-suicidal self-injury
  • Young people who has experienced a traumatic event
  • Young people in a severe psychotic state
  • Young people with severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Young people with aggressive behavior
The course consists of 14 contact learning hours.
A manual on Youth Mental Health First Aid and access to a mobile app will be given for free to all the course participants.
Fee: 70 Euro



April Course: 23rd and 30th April