Parent Youth Mental Health Training

Overview

Main Features

  • Understand how to maintain mental wellbeing
  • Learn about different mental illnesses- the signs and symptoms
  • When and how to offer support
  • Get the tools and knowledge to help your kids
  • Gain confidence to have mental health conversations

How to complete the training

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How to complete the training
  • Read through or watch the content for each lesson.
  • At the end of each lesson at the bottom, you will need to click complete and then click through to the next section.
  • Each section needs to be marked as complete for you to complete the course.

Read the Play

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What is RTP?

Learn what is Read The Play and how we help Youth Mental Health awareness.

Maintaining mental wellbeing

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Parent mental wellbeing introduction
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Maintaining mental wellbeing: Exercise.
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Maintaining mental wellbeing – Diet.

The effects diet can have on mental health, the importance of consuming a balanced diet and measures that can be implemented to encourage healthy eating. 

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Maintaining mental wellbeing – Sleep

The link between sleep and mental health, the effects of sleep disturbances and strategies to improve sleep hygiene. 

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Maintaining mental wellbeing – Self Care

How self-care helps maintain good mental wellbeing, types of self-care and self-care suggestions to suit the individual.

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Maintaining Mental Wellbeing
4 questions

Mental Illness

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Parent mental illness introduction
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Youth mental health – the facts

Statistics outlining the prevalence of youth mental health, self-harm and suicide.

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The mental health spectrum

A continuum we move along depending on our mental health. 

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Risk factors for mental ill-health

The range of biological, physiological and social factors that may influence an individual’s mental health. 

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Anxiety

The prevalence, types, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for anxiety.  

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Depression

The prevalence among young people, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for depression. 

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Psychosis

A definition, risk factors, signs and symptoms and possible treatment for psychosis. 

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders and young people, types of eating disorders, risk factors, signs and symptoms and how to support someone with an eating disorder.

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Mental Illness
13 questions

Self harm and suicide

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Self harm

The prevalence of self-harm among young people, warning signs of self-harm and harm minimisation strategies. 

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The suicidal person

Suicide and young people, risk factors for increased risk of suicide, warning signs, management strategies to assist with talking to someone who is suicidal and safety planning. 

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Self Harm and Suicide
6 questions

Offering support

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Parent offering support introduction
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Having the conversation.

Ways to engage with a young person, measures to take to encourage an ongoing and trusting relationship, and recommendations to offer. 

Where to now?

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Where to now? Introduction
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Online resources and supports

A list of online resources that will provide information on young people and mental health that may act a gateway to seeking professional help.

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Phone applications

A range of applications that are available to be downloaded to smart phones that encourage mental wellbeing and support for those experiencing a mental illness.

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Helplines

National hotlines that support mental health. 

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Professional support

Services that can be utilised when young person requires professional help.

The teenage brain and mental health

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The brain and mental health

An insight into three areas of the brain and the development of a young person’s brain. 

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Enrolled: 279 students
Duration: 1 hour
Lectures: 26
Level: Beginner