Ballarat and Regional Victoria: First Aid for Teenagers "Mates Matter"

Mates Do Matter “It’s all fun and games until someone dies”

This course has been designed to educate and teach young people how to recognise and repond immediately to an emergency. The situation could have arisen from alcohol or substance abuse, an accident or another type of trauma.

This course will provide young people with the necessary skills to respond quickly and appropriately.

  • Recognise changes in behaviours
  • How to manage and react
  • How to get help and whom to call
  • How to call

They will also be taught how to clear the mouth/airway and putting the person into the unconscious position.

There is also information and discussion around:

  • Not leaving their affected friend
  • Getting into trouble
  • The importance of getting help