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10/03/22 Youth AOD 7 Half-day Mental Health and Young People

March 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free Course

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au


Learning outcomes:

Mental Health Issues

  • Common mental health issues with young people attending AOD services
  • Youth AOD services responsibilities and management of mental health issues
  • Useful concepts and strategies to promote better mental health with young people
  • Primary health essentials as a platform for stable mental health


  • Assessment of vulnerability to self-injury
  • What to do when confronted with a person in the process of self-harming.
  • After self-injury, then what?
  • The role of safety planning


  • Important concepts in suicidality
  • Discussing suicidal urges with young people
  • Timeliness for responses and utilising community resources

COVID-19 and Mental Health

  • Tips to assist discussions with young people who are concerned about responses to the pandemic
  • Strategies to reduce anxiety and restore a sense of safety


10/03/22 Youth AOD 7 Half-day Mental Health and Young People

Free Course
Training Mode Online

VAADA acknowledges the support of the Victoria Government