Rotary Central Melbourne is pleased to advise that it is again offering complimentary places to a Youth Mental Health First Aid course for interested ADULTS who work with or support young people and would like to better understand the signs and causes of youth mental illnesses and assist young people when in need. Your organisation is invited to consider registering individuals to attend the course.

Who Should Attend?

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is an accredited course developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia. It is developed for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years), however, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for teachers, school wellbeing officers, sports coaches, youth workers and support staff.

What The Course Covers

The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis. Course 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, and

  • how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Course Format

This is a 14-hour course, which will be delivered in a 2-day training package (9.00am – 5.00pm each day) on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July. Course participants receive a copy of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Registration:

Course attendance is FREE; however, a $50 deposit is required, refundable on completion of the course. Registration can be made directly from the Trybooking link:

This course provides an invaluable opportunity for adults working with young people to better understand and respond appropriately when a mental illness is developing. We hope that your organisation can participate and benefit from this program and we look forward to welcoming you.

Whilst COVID-19 requirements have been relaxed, we ask as a courtesy to other attendees, that attendees do not enter the library if they are displaying any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), or have been required to quarantine because of being a close contact of a person with COVID-19.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Best regards,

Doug Robertson                                                               Rhys Williams

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