Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 23 May 2024, 8.30 am to 4.15 pm
A blend of face to face and online - The blended online component will be sent out to participants 2-3 weeks prior to the face-to-face session and online work needs to be completed before attending.
The course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or are in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Anxiety problems
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
Developing mental health problems covered are:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Schools can be an outlet, a source of support and help when young people really need it. This is especially true for adolescents experiencing mental health challenges.
- knowledge and confidence to assist young people with mental health crisis and conversations
- an assurance that early intervention in any mental illness is key to creating a safe and healthy school environment
- a copy of the YMHFA Manual
- a Certificate of Accreditation through MHFA Australia.
With a career spanning over 20 years Juliette's professional experience as a qualified social worker, counsellor and teacher has seen her gain experience in a plethora of roles including psycho education, mentoring, strategic planning, leadership training and individual and group therapy. Her experience has been in numerous sectors including public health, community health, government and non- government organisations and education. She is currently the Director and Senior Facilitator at Mental Health Education Victoria.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment