About the program
This specialised program highlights the unique mental health support needs and experiences of young, LGBTQIA+ people to better equip community-based peers with evidence-based skills and knowledge to spot the signs, have important conversations and support their peers to access critical mental health services. It also includes 6-months of post-program mentoring from The Mental Health Coach.
Learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical evidence-based action plan. At it’s core, this program includes Youth Mental Health First Aid, and is designed for young people who identify as LGBTQIA+ or people working with young LGTBQIA+ people, such as youth workers, community group leaders, staff, mentors, etc.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and by professionals.