Youth Mental Health First Aid in Alice Springs (7th & 8th June 2018)

Youth Mental Health First Aid in Alice Springs (7th & 8th June 2018)

About this Opportunity

Carers NT is providing the opportunity for Carers in the Alice Springs region to complete the Youth version of Mental Health First Aid free of charge. 

A Carer is a family member or friend who provides unpaid care and support to someone who has a disability, chronic illness, developmental delay, mental illness, drug or alcohol issue or who is frail aged. 

If you are a person who provides unpaid care and support to someone then you are eligible to register as a Carer with Carers NT to attend this course offering as well as access other services.

People in the Alice Springs region who are caring for a young person with a disability, developmental delay, mental health problem or substance use issues are encouraged to refer themselves to Carers NT in order to attend this course. 

Course Details and Registration

Session Dates: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018

Session Times: Each morning from 8.30 am to 4:30 pm.  (Light refreshments will be provided.)

Venue: To Be Confirmed

How to register:  REGISTER ONLINE HERE, email [email protected] or call 1800 242 636.     

Cost: The course is free for Carers who are registered at Carers NT.

The process of registering at Carers NT is simple and people can commence the process by simply calling Carers NT on 1800 242 636 during business hours.   You can also commence registration by checking the appropriate box when completing the online registration for this course.

There are a limited number of places on this course for individuals who are not in a Caring role to attend. These participants will be charged the market rate of $250 per person (excluding GST) and may secure a place by directly contacting Carers NT.  

For further information call Noelene Armstrong, Team Leader, Mental Health at Carers NT on 08 8944 4888 or email [email protected].

Who is a 'Carer'?

Sometimes Carers don't realise they are Carers.  

If you are unsure whether you are a 'Carer', ask yourself whether you provide any of the following supports to someone in your life with disability, chronic illness, mental illness, etc.  

  • Do you regularly provide emotional support to the person?
  • Do you help the person attend appointments?
  • Do you advocate for the person to access services?
  • Do you help them with personal care, transport, household tasks, communication, or to access the community?
  • Do you take time off work to care for them?
  • Do you give comfort and encouragement to keep them safe?
  • Do you monitor their safety because you are concerned for their welfare?
  • Do you help someone to live as independently as possible

The following video also talks about the specific role of Carers for a people who experience mental illness.

Carers can commence the process of registering at Carers NT by simply calling 1800 242 636 during business hours.

Please note that to register as a Carer with Carers NT, you do not need to be receiving a Centrelink Carer Allowance or Carer Payment.  We also register multiple family members who provide care and support, and in fact we have a special program for Young Carers aged between 5 and 25 to acknowledge the extra challenges they face

About Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience).  Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.  Carers NT offers MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to respond to an adolescent or young person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. 

View the course outline  for the Youth version of Mental Health First Aid or download and print the course flyer.

Major sponsors

  • Halikos Group
  • Southern Cross Television
  • NT Work Safe - Gold Sponsors - Golf Day
  • Arthur J Gallagher

Acknowledgement

Carers NT acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.

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