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Learn how to support mental health in young people

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Thursday 25 July 2019

Parents and carers of young people in Mount Alexander Shire are invited to learn more about the complexities of mental health and how to support young people who might be struggling with a mental health problem.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is designed for parents or carers of young people aged between 10 and 25. The skills learnt can also be used to support other family members, friends or colleagues.

“There is a lot to understand when it comes to mental health,” said Shannon Lacy, Youth Development Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“This training covers the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how to have a conversation with someone who is struggling and where to go for further help.”

The 14 hour course will be held over four Thursday evening sessions on 29 August, 5 September, 12 September and 19 September. Dinner will be provided at each session.

Sessions run from 5.00pm to 8.30pm at the Civic Centre, Corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets, Castlemaine.

A registration fee of $50 will cover the cost of course materials and catering. To book, visit the training page at www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au/training.

This course is delivered by Council as part of its commitment to improve access to mental health services for the community. For more information contact Council’s Youth Development Unit on 5471 1700 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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