Youth Mental Health

We are committed to supporting young people and their mental health via youth mental health training opportunities and advocacy.

Our Youth Mental Health Position Statement(PDF, 444KB), which was drafted with input from the community and endorsed by Council in 2019, outlines Council's commitment to strive for good youth mental health, which will enhance the quality of life for all young people in the Macedon Ranges.

You can learn how to help young people experiencing mental health problems by participating in one of Council’s award-winning Youth Mental Health First Aid courses. More information is provided below. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid courses

Learn how to help young people experiencing mental health problems by participating in one of Council’s award-winning Youth Mental Health First Aid courses this year.

The 14-hour program teaches participants first aid skills to give initial help to young people who are in a mental health crisis situation or in the early stages of a mental illness.

The course covers various mental health problems experienced by young people and is delivered using case studies, films and group discussions.

Cost

This course is $37.50 to all residents within the Macedon Ranges Shire. For all other individuals, the cost is $190 per person.

A refresher course is $30 for all participants.

Dates, times and bookings

To express interest in, or enquire about upcoming bookings for Mental Health First Aid courses contact the Youth team on (03) 5422 0333 or email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Courses for teachers and youth service providers

There are separate courses available that are specifically for teachers and youth service providers within the Macedon Ranges.

For more information, call the Youth team on (03) 5422 0333 or email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Upcoming courses and events

Courses/events will be listed here as details are confirmed.