July 9, 2022

URGENT: School Hours Volunteers

We URGENTLY need volunteers for Term 3 program delivery of a mental health and suicide prevention program for Yr9 students Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM).

Position: YAM Helper

MUST be available for school hours.

Training: Wednesday 13th July 2022 - 10am-3pm

Contact: Ben Triglone vm@mieact.org.au 0466 186 822

What is YAM ?

Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) is an evidence-based mental health program for young people aged 14 – 16 years. YAM gets young people involved and talking about mental health through role-play and discussion. YAM is delivered by a trained YAM Instructor with support from a YAM Helper, who provide young people with a safe and non-judgemental space to explore mental health topics such as stress, crisis, depression and knowledge of suicide warning signs and help strategies.

What your role would include:

  • being present in the room and helping manage the classroom for the duration of the program, helping to prepare the classroom
  • assisting with handing out program materials
  • supervising and/or participating in role plays for program participants
  • helping the YAM Instructor and school staff connect students with supports if needed
  • discussing with the YAM Instructor about your experience and providing feedback on the session
  • Administration:

    You must have a valid Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) number.

    Helping with one full YAM program requires approximately 5 hours over 3 weeks, including:

  • Week 1: 2 hours
  • Week 2: 2 hours
  • Week 3: 1 hours
  • *Note: YAM sessions are generally delivered on the same day each week.