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@mrsc.vic.gov.au

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.

Course dates and times

Type Dates Location Booking
Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Course - Romsey Hub 26 June (full day), and 3 July (full day) Romsey Community Hub Book now
Youth Mental Health Blended Course for School Staff 13, 20 and 27 July Online & Braemar Secondary College Woodend Book now
Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Course – Kyneton 31 July (full day), 3 and 10 August Kyneton Town Hall Book now
Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Course – Lancefield 18 (full day) and 25 (full day) September Lancefield Neighbourhood House Book now
Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Course - Gisborne 20 (full day), 24 November, and 1 December Gisborne Administration Centre, Macedon Ranges Shire Council Book now

How to book

Tickets can be purchased via the bookings page for each course or contact Loren Polzot on 0429 466 207 or email lpolzot@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 Loren on 0429 466 207 or email lpolzot@mrsc.vic.gov.au