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Youth Mental Health First Aid for parents

Concerned parents comforting teen girl

Book now to secure your place on the next round of youth mental health first aid training.

Monday 24 September 2018

Parents and carers of young people in Mount Alexander Shire are invited to come along to a four session course to help them better understand the complexities of mental health and how to support people who are struggling.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid training teaches mental health first aid skills to help people recognise a possible emerging mental health concern or a mental health crisis.

“There is a lot to understand when it comes to mental health and this training provides an excellent overview of what can occur along with developing the critical skills of how to support people in need,” said Ms Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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.

The training is delivered by Mount Alexander Shire Council as part of its commitment to improve access to mental health services for the community, as outlined in the Mount Alexander Shire Council Plan 2017-2021.

The 14 hour course will be held over four Thursday evening sessions on 18 and 25 October and 1 and 8 November.

Sessions run from 5.00pm to 9.00pm at the Civic Centre, Corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets, Castlemaine.

Dinner will be provided at each session.

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

To book, head to the Training/Workshop page at www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au.

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

Image: Book now to secure your place at this essential course on youth mental health.

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