Take a listen to what Pip had to say about mental health and the best way we can help ourselves and others. Plus below are the dates of mental health first aid courses. These are worth doing. As someone who has and does suffer with mental health issues, and has done this education. I can honestly say. Everyone should take the time to do it.
Limited spaces are still available for Youth Mental Health First Aid training which will be run in Murrurundi, Scone, Denman and Muswellbrook later this month.
We're taking some great strides towards improving mental health across our district through the work that's happening in schools and workplaces. This is a great way for parents, grandparents & sports coaches to step up and keep the conversations going, to reduce the stigma and to save lives.
The officially certified two-day course is free (normally costs $500) and your skills will be an asset to your family, your friends, your workplace and your CV.
It teaches participants about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury (self harm)
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of drug or alcohol abuse
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours
Registration details below. Even if you can't make this month's training, please make contact and we'll send you details for the next round of training.
Muswellbrook Saturday 21 - Sun 22 October
Murrurundi Monday 23-Tuesday 24 October
Denman Wednesday 25-Thursday 26 October
Scone Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 October
If you or someone you know, needs some help. Call 13 11 14 Lifeline Australia.