Ag College students learn new ways to support each other
The month of March saw 30 year 12 students from the WA College of Agriculture, Narrogin become accredited Teen Mental Health First Aiders.
Students attending the college, 10 kilometres west of Narrogin on the 1330 hectare residential farm.
They completed their training over a three week period under the CBH Regional Mental Health Program, which partners with Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) to deliver education and training services to West Australian grain growing communities.
With the College strong emphasis on the promotion of student wellbeing and positive mental health, students completed the Teen Mental Health First Aid training, facilitated by the MIFWA.
The entire year 12 cohort are now accredited Teen Mental Health First Aiders and reported learning valuable skills, such as the importance of helping one another, and to remember you are not always aware what others are going through – even those closest to us. Students reported that the course is one that every teen should do to help out their mates.
WA College of Agriculture, Principal, Clare Roser said “The College has a strong emphasis on the promotion of student wellbeing and positive mental health. One of the priorities of this mindset is to upskill students around assisting themselves and others with help seeking behaviours and how to access mental health support”.
Congratulations to all the newly accredited Teen Mental Health First Aiders from the WA College of Agriculture, Narrogin.