Youth Mental Health

Our commitment  

Council's Youth Mental Health Position Statement(PDF, 444KB) 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.

The position statement was drafted with input and feedback from the Macedon Ranges Community and endorsed by Council in June 2019. The development of a Youth Mental health Position Statement was a year one action in Council's "Elevate" Youth Strategy 2018-2028

For more information, call (03) 5422 0221 or email

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.


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

Type Dates Location Booking
Youth Mental Health Blended Course for School Staff 12, 19 and 26 May Online Book now
Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Course — Gisborne 11, 18 June  (full days) Gisborne Council Offices Book now

Tickets can be purchased via the bookings page for each course or contact the Youth team on (03) 5422 0333 or email

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