An award-winning program will try to deliver mental health first aid for young people, teachers and parents in Moira Shire.
The council has joined with all the shire's secondary schools, Uniting Vic Tas, community groups and health services to implement the youth mental health and suicide prevention model, Live4Life.
Mayor Libro Mustica said Live4Life aimed to ensure people were better informed about mental health and proactive in identifying the signs and symptoms of an emerging issue before a crisis occurred.
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Cr Mustica said the shire's young people had wanted to join the program.
"With last year's plans and initiatives thrown into chaos due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the perfect time to come together and support each other by collaborating in programs aimed at mental health promotion.
"Young people are the key to this program's success and it is evident our youth are interested to learn about how to maintain great mental health and what to do when it starts to affect us."
A number of mental health activities will be organised as part of Live4Life.
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