Teen Mental Health First Aid Training

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is excited to host free Teen Mental Health First Aid Training, brought to you by the Mackay Youth Council as part of the Young Mayors Program.

When: Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July, 2024
Where: Jubilee Community Centre – 258 Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740

After reading the Key Details below, please fill out the Participant Information and sign the Consent and Agreement with your parent/guardian by Saturday 27 July, 2024.

Mackay Regional Council and the Foundation for Young Australians respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Yuwi people, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present, to the young emerging leaders. We also extend our acknowledgement to all Aboriginal members of the Birri Gubba Nation.

Key Details

What is Teen Mental Health First Aid Training?

Teen Mental Health First Aid Training equips secondary school students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to a friend or classmate experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis. A qualified trainer will be running sessions over Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July at the following times:

Grade 7 to 9
Saturday 27 July
9:00am to 12:00pm

Grade 10 to 12
Sunday 28 July
9:00am to 12:30pm

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of training.

Lunch (pizza) will be provided from 12:00 pm. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

How much will it cost?

All costs are paid for by FYA and the Young Mayors program, including catering.

What is FYA’s safety policy?

The young people’s safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. Participants will be under supervision of a responsible adult (a staff member employed by FYA) at all times. All responsible adults have Working With Children’s Checks. We will always travel in a group and no one will be left alone (other than when they’re in their own rooms in the evening). You can view the FYA Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy at fya.org.au/safety.

Who are the key contacts at FYA?

  • Savannah Vella, Young Mayors Program Assistant (Mackay), 04899 96 345
  • Jenna Williams, Young Mayors QLD Program Manager, 0405408756
  • Katrina Morrissey, Community and Youth Development Officer – Mackay Regional Council, 0457 245 069

Register your attendance

We ask for some personal details in this form. This will be used to share relevant updates about the event.

We will also use this information to add you to our mailing list to receive communications about our upcoming programs, events and opportunities. If at any time you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us, you may unsubscribe using the link provided or email us at privacy@fya.org.au

Still unsure? Want more info? Reach out to Savannah Vella at young.mayors.qld@fya.org.au.

Participant Information

Which session are you attending?(Required)

Consent and Agreement

This section is to be filled out by participants.


FYA requires safe and respectful spaces for all. This precludes acts or threats of violence, or conduct reasonably likely to endanger the physical or mental health of yourself or other person, including but not limited to harassment, discrimination and the consumption of drugs or alcohol.


Information Collection

My story, image and voice is my own and I give permission to the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) to collect information about me by:

  • Taking photos of me


Information Use and Sharing

I decide how other people use and share my story, image and voice

I agree that the information collected from me may be used by FYA:
I agree that the information collected from me may be shared:



Information about how FYA collects, uses, stores and discloses personal information, and how you can correct or make a complaint about how we have handled your personal information, can be found in our privacy policy.


Child Safety and Wellbeing

Information about how FYA protects children from harm, exploitation and abuse and prioritises the right of every child to feel physically and emotionally safe, including in the way information is managed, can be found in our child safety and wellbeing policy.

Parent/Guardian Consent Agreement

This section is to be filled out by parents/guardians.

Please fill out this section to signify your consent to the following:

  • I am aware of the Young Mayors program, understand the nature of the activities and authorise my child’s participation in these activities. These activities include participating in free Teen Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday 27 July OR Sunday 28 July 2024 at the Jubilee Community Centre in Mackay.
  • I consent to The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) collecting my child’s personal information for the purpose of their involvement in the Young Mayors program. 
  • I consent to FYA using any of my child’s feedback or data for research and/or evaluation purposes.
  • I understand that FYA staff and volunteers will interact with my child in a way consistent with FYA’s child safety and wellbeing policy
  • I give permission for my child to be photographed and filmed with their consent, and understand that my child’s image, words and story may be reproduced across FYA’s website and social media channels, and the participating Council’s website and social media channels 
  • I understand that the duration of this consent is for the length of my child’s participation in the program, and I can revoke consent at any time by contacting FYA on the details below.

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