Who can be a Rural Minds Youth Presenter?

We strongly believe in having a local presence with a boots on the ground approach.  By training local members of community, means we can build a mental health first responder army across rural and remote parts of Australia where access to professional services is challenging and where many will not reach outside of their community. 

Rural Minds Youth is delivered by trained local members of community, with an interest and understanding of mental health and suicide prevention. Our presenters are community health workers, health educators, teachers, parents, and grandparents with a passion for supporting mental wellbeing in their community.

Before today, you were asked to complete an expression of interest form. That form enable us to learn more about you and ask for a commitment to our program values and accreditation requirements.

As a Rural Minds Youth Presenter you have:

  • Good knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health
  • Personal or professional experience supporting people with mental ill-health
  • Respectful attitudes towards people with mental ill-health
  • Knowledge of local mental health services and pathways for help
  • Experience teaching and facilitating groups
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to deliver Rural Minds Youth workshops
The steps to become a Rural Minds Youth Presenter
  1. You must submit an Expression of Interest form.
  2. Presenters complete the Train the Presenter training.
  3. Presenters must uphold the RRMH values and Presenter standards and stay accredited by presenting a minimum number of workshops annually.