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TAR3 Psychological First Aid

You probably know DR ABC as the First Aid response. But what about mental health?

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Kurt and Brooke Gidley supporting "Community Youth Mental Health Boost’" raising money to provide free mental health training for families and carers. LISTEN TO VIDEO DONATE I became an advocate for EquiEnergy Youth because I was inspired by their want to reduce suffering amongst young people, but in particular by their approach - they call on adults within the community to engage and act, and therefore not only learn how to support others, but by osmosis, learn how to better support themselves. Are you concerned about the
mental health of the young people in your life?
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“If we can help, we must”
Sometime predawn on the road to Sydney International Airport in April 2014, Stephen Spencer proclaimed to his close mates, Ben and Craig – “I have an idea and I need your help”. Over the following 10 days while surfing in the idyllic and remote Mentawais Island chain, the seeds of EquiEnergy Youth were planted.
Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Crisis
in Australia
Read More Why EEYouth EEYouth Why Many young people in our communities experience challenges with their mental health and the stresses of life. Read More Dr Stephen Spencer (PhD)
If you have a positive, friendly, growth minded attitude and have an interest in being part of an organisation that is committed to reducing psychological distress, self harm and suicide in young people, Then we would like to hear from you. Read More Join EquiEnergy Youth Dr Stephen Spencer first started his nursing career following the birth of his daughter. On that day, he and his wife were cared for by a male midwife, this planted the seed for him to pursue a nursing career. His first few years was working in a medium-secure Forensic Mental Health Unit. Read More
EquiEnergy Youth offers practical evidence based training designed specifically for educators and organisations that support young people from infants to late teens. In the current COVID-19 Pandemic we can deliver our programs online via Zoom for small and large groups.
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Programs on Supporting
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For Families
Programs for Professionals
and Organisations
In only two years more than 3000 educators have attended our training and many schools and organisations have adopted our evidence-based frameworks into their systems of supporting student’s mental health.
Many government and non-government organisations are now using our evidence-based frameworks in their work of providing support to young people with mental health challenges.
Many young people in our community are experiencing unprecedented challenges with their mental health and require additional support.
This is why we’ve developed and committed to running our free program called ‘Coach 2 Cope – For Families’.
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EEYouth Outcomes Educators and
Group of friends Dad talking to upset daughter Families “I believe every principal should see this workshop so that it filters down to all. The simplicity of the framework makes it easy to fit all students”.
- Stephanie Hopkins
"Having an opportunity to learn from Steve was fantastic! He taught me some very valuable techniques to deal with my teenager. His approach is easy to follow and understand.
I’m looking forward to putting the strategies into place and learning more as I go."
- Allison McGarry
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Group working together Help EEYouth reduce psychological distress, self-harm and suicide in young people. Enhancing Community Connections Download eBook Donate


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EquiEnergy Youth is dedicated to reducing instances of psychological distress, self harm and the risk of suicide in young people by building capacity in communities so they can effectively respond to them during episodes of distress and support their mental health.