Youth Mental Health

Our commitment  

Council is inviting community input on a range of issues relating to youth mental health as part of the development of a Youth Mental Health Position Statement.

Residents are encouraged to come to a community workshop to share their feedback and help inform the development of the position statement.

Workshops will explore access to mental health support, services, education and information, and are being held on the following;

  • Tuesday 19 March, 10.30am–11.30am,  Baringo Food & Wine Co, 283 Station Road, New Gisborne
  • Tuesday 19 March, 6.30pm–7.30pm, Kyneton Administration Office, 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton
  • Wednesday 20 March, 4.15pm–5.15pm (youth only), Woodend Library, 117 High Street, Woodend

The Youth Mental Health Position Statement will be drafted following input from the community workshops and is anticipated to go to Council for consideration on Wednesday 26 June.

The development of a Youth Mental Health Position Statement is an action in Council’s Youth Strategy 2018-2028

For more information, or to register for a workshop, call (03) 5422 0221 or email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Youth Mental Health First Aid  

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 topics such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, alcohol abuse and other drug issues and eating disorders.

This course is $30 to all residents within the Macedon Ranges Shire. For all other individuals, the cost is $100 per person.

Date Time Location Audience Bookings
Monday 1 April 6pm-10pm Kyneton Town Hall - Newman Room Refresher session Book now
Friday 3 and 10 May* 9am-5pm Kyneton Town Hall - Newman Room School staff Book now
Tuesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 May* 6:00pm-9.30pm Holgate Brewhouse - Woodend Men's course Book now

Saturday 15 June, Tuesday 18 and Tuesday 25 June*

9am-5pm

6pm-9:30pm

Gisborne Administration Centre General community Book now
Tuesday 3, 10, 17 and 24 September 6pm-9:30pm Kyneton Town Hall - Newman Room General community Book now

For more information, call (03) 5422 0275 or email lpolzot@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Sessions for teachers and youth service providers

There are separate Youth Mental Health First Aid courses available that are specifically for teachers and youth service providers within the Macedon Ranges.

For more information, email youth@mrsc.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5422 0337.