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
Saturday 9 and 16 February* 9am-5pm Lancefield Neighbourhood House General community Book now
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* 6:30pm-10pm Holgate Brewhouse - Woodend Men's course Book now

Saturday 16 June, Tuesday 18 and 23 June*

9am-5pm

6pm-9:30pm

Gisborne Administration Centre General community Book now
Tuesday 3, 10, 17 and 25 September 6pm-9:30pm Kyneton Town Hall - Newman Room General community Book now

 * You must attend all session to complete that course.

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.