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.

Improved Mental Health Support for Young People - survey

We're seeking to seeking to address the gap in mental health support and intervention for young people living the Macedon Ranges, informed by community feedback - we need your input!

Visit our Your Say page to find out more and fill in a survey.

Mental Health First Aid

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. 

About the course

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.

A course manual and refreshments are included.


This course is $30 to all residents within the Macedon Ranges Shire. For all other individuals, the cost is $200 per person.

Dates, times and bookings

Upcoming courses are listed below when dates are available. Alternatively, 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

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

Upcoming courses and events

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