12 Apr 22

Wellbeing news: Urgent Mental Health Treatment & Blended Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Urgent Mental Health treatment goes 24/7
You can now arrive or make a referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A relatively new service has opened up in the city for people who are requiring urgent mental health treatment. Previously the only place that this could be accessed was at the Emergency Department of a hospital but this service is designed to reduce the wait times that people would ordinarily experience if they presented at a hospital’s emergency department.

The following flowchart is a helpful tool to refer to, so you can quickly identify if accessing this support is the most appropriate service for the person you are supporting. **Note – they are now open 24/7** You can arrive or make a referral 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

For more information, please go to https://www.umhcc.org.au/

Blended Youth Mental First Aid course
This Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is designed for adults who work with young people. This includes education workers, youth workers, social workers and sports coaches. It also includes parents.

The course will teach you how to provide initial help to an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Course date: Friday 29 April. Register online here: https://events.humanitix.com/blended-youth-mental-health-first-aid-course-5orbfml1-k4jdfdfi

Karen Pearce, Alan Peat & Michelle Lee
Student Wellbeing Leaders