Four of CGLLEN’s very own workers are now newly certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
Congratulations to Jasmine (Communications Officer), Melissa (Programs Manager), Maya (Youth Engagement Officer), and Elizabeth (Administration Officer).
Mental Health First Aid can play an important role in our communities for young people. Focusing on youth, the training provides insight to the most common mental health problems or illnesses young people are affected by in Australia. It also teaches how to approach, provide initial help, and direct young people to appropriate resources and professionals.
The accredited training was conducted by Mental Health First Aid instructors Rachel Whittaker and Libby Blackmore from Grampians Community Health over the course of two days. The course teaches skills that can be used to provide initial help for adolescents experiencing depressive, anxiety, eating, psychotic, substance use disorders and associated crises.
Central Grampians LLEN would like to thank Mental Health First Aid and Grampians Community Health for getting involved with our communities and providing effective training.
Think you or a friend might need some help with mental health problems? Get in touch with Grampians Community Health or have a look at our well being resources in CGLLEN’s Youth Space to see what services are available to you.