Evaluating first aid for teenagers: University of Melbourne Research project

University of Melbourne Research project

teen Aid: Evaluating first aid training for teenagers

What is it?

This research is being conducted by University of Melbourne and is looking at effects of two different types of first aid courses in teaching teens to assist their peers in a first aid situation.

Who will be involved?

All Year 10 students at Buckley Park College will soon receive the teen Mental Health First Aid training program.


What will happen?

As part of the research, students will be receiving a first aid course over 3 x 75-minute sessions in classes over Term 3. The program is presented by a Mental Health First Aid Australia accredited instructor.


If you don’t want your child to complete the training, you will need to contact the school to make alternative arrangements.

Information sessions for students will be held during school hours on Thursday 18th of July.

Research staff will also present further details of the research to any Year 10 parents interested in hearing more about the study on Thursday 18th of July during the VCE parent information evening.  

Questions or concerns?

Email: teen-AID@unimelb.edu.au

Ph: 03 9035 6515

Karen Gregg (Trial Manager), Catherine Johnson (Research Assistant), Maxine Gross (Research Assistant), Aruni Subasinghe (Researcher), Dr Laura Hart (Responsible Researcher)

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