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Youth Mental Health First Aid for parents

Training group

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Monday 18 September 2017

Parents and carers of children and young people in Mount Alexander Shire are invited to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid training in October in Castlemaine.

The course teaches mental health first aid skills to parents and carers to help them recognise a possible emerging mental health concern or a mental health crisis.

“This is a great opportunity for parents and carers to understand how they can support young people in their life,” said Ms Lisa Knight, Directory Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“The training will provide advice on the best course of action if parents are worried about a young person,” said Ms Knight.

“The course is designed for parents or carers of young people aged between 10 and 25. However, the skills learnt can also be used to support older family members, friends or colleagues,” she said.

The training is delivered by Council as part of its Council Plan commitment to improve access to mental health services for the community.

The 14 hour course will be held over four sessions, on Tuesday 10, 17, 24 and 31 October from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Ray Bradfield Room, Forest Street, Castlemaine.

Morning tea will be provided at each session.

A registration fee of $50 will cover the cost of all course materials and catering.

Book through Eventbrite.

For further information contact Sharna Cropley, Coordinator Youth and Community Services, on 5471 1842 or s.cropley@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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