UPDATE: Applications have now closed
Through our review of the evidence for programs with suicide prevention efficacy we have identified Youth Aware of Mental health (YAM) as a key intervention with strong evidence for reductions in suicidal outcomes.
Black Dog Institute is interested in identifying a partner / partners or individuals interested in becoming accredited in the delivery of this program. Our role will be to fund the delivery of initial training to train a cohort of YAM instructors, who would then in return, commit to delivering the program in selected schools within our trial sites. Beyond this, we hope that there will be NGOs or individuals with an interest in the longer term sustainability and potential for the program.
We anticipate training a cohort of YAM instructors in May 2017 and are seeking expressions of interest from suitable organisations or individuals with an interest in the program. There may be opportunities for some of the initially trained instructors to become Master Trainers at a later stage.
A key requirement for potential YAM instructors is a commitment to evidence based practice and experience in delivering training or programs to young people, with experience in mental health highly desirable. Appropriate working with children checks are essential.