Supporting Youth Mental Health.
Training the community in Mental Health First Aid.
Suggested by: Brian
Project partner: City of Monash
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Trained facilitators will deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses to secondary colleges and community groups in the City of Monash over the 12 month period. The Youth MHFA course is designed for adults who interact with adolescents, it enables responsible adults to recognise and respond to mental health problems, refer a young person to professional help if needed and provide ongoing support. The teen MHFA course is a shorter and less intense course designed to help young people recognise when their when their friends are in need of help.
Positive mental health has a direct correlation to a range of social, economic and personal benefits such as inclusion, reduced isolation, maintained attendance and success in education, increased civic participation, as well as greater successes in maintaining employment and productivity. Young people with positive mental health can reduce the burden of disease and contribute to the vibrancy and connection of the whole community.
The MHFA courses helps community members to identify mental health problems early and assist young people to seek help and increase the outcome of maintaining positive mental health.
This a Rotary Glen Waverley and Council initiative.