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  

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.

Dates and locations

Date  Time Location Audience
 Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 July and Tuesday 4 August  6pm-9.30pm Holgates Woodend Mens Course

To book your spot, email with your contact details and date of course you would like to participate in.

For more information, call (03) 5422 0275 or email

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 or call (03) 5422 0337.