Do you know how to help a young person with mental health issues?

Published on 14 January 2021

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is providing free mental health first aid training to anyone working, volunteering with or caring for young people on the Mornington Peninsula.


Mental health first aid training can save lives. First aid isn’t limited to the body only. As we emerge from a year dominated by isolation and uncertainty, with the pandemic still hanging over us like a dark cloud, our minds and especially those of young people, might need extra support and help.

Adult participants will learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Find out about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and more severe mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

2021 course dates
Courses over two days (9am – 5pm):

  • 6 and 13 February in Hastings
  • 4 and 11 May in Rosebud
  • 12 and 19 June in Mornington
  • 22 and 29 July in Hastings
  • 4 and 11 September in Rosebud
  • 3 and 10 November in Mornington.

Course over four days (5 – 8.30pm):

  • 10, 17, 24 and 31 March in Mornington.

For further information and to register your interest, please contact the Shire’s Generalist Youth Worker Chloe Donazzan on 5975 3114 or cmhfa@mornpen.vic.gov.au  

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