Staff members Dale Gleeson, Amy Martin, Ben Thomas, Eric Hamilton, Julia Lockwood, Jodi Uphill and Xavier House Coordinators recently attended a Mental Health First Aid training course. This course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. Xavier staff learnt about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. The course was based on the international MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.
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