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Teachers training for mental health awareness

Throughout May, a group of teachers from three Catholic secondary schools in Parramatta Diocese have attended three days of Youth Mental Health First Aid training at Blacktown Hospital.

Mental Health First Aid TM (MHFA) is a national non profit training and research program providing members of the community with skills, knowledge and awareness in recognising and dealing with people experiencing mental health problems.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid training course is aimed at educating teachers and staff who work with young people about how they can recognise and support adolescents with mental health issues. 

Topics covered over the three sessions include depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders and substance abuse. They will also look at how to respond in situations when students talk about suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self harm, panic attacks, traumatic events, acute effects of drug and alcohol use and severe psychotic states.

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Teachers training for mental health awareness (Parramatta Diocese Catholic Education)

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