TEEN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (TMHFA) TRAINING DELIVERED TO YEAR 10 AT SANDRINGHAM COLLEGE
During August, 2022, a course designed to support the mental health of adolescents – Teen Mental Health First Aid – was delivered to all Year 10 students at Sandringham College. The Teen Mental Health First Aid training course was developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and was delivered by 3 of their accredited trainers – Jola, Gail and Denise (with therapy dog Cayley as support as well). Students learnt about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems that may be experienced by young people, and how they can support a friend who may be experiencing a mental health problem.
This initiative to bring this educational course to the Year 10 students was a joint collaboration between Sandringham College and the Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Brighton North, supported by Mental Health First Aid Australia. A big thanks to the College Wellbeing team and the project teams from Rotary for organising this specialist training to help support the mental health of young people.