CHA Mental Health: Challenging Behaviours - Training - Recognition and De-escalation Strategies - 27 May 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)


The focus of this web confernece is on strategies to imrpove the mental health of young people in the community.

EquiEnergy Youth (EEY) seeks to take a leading role to improve the mental health of young people in our community, specialising in delivering mental health training, education and awareness programs.

They are committed to connecting young people to safe and effective adults in their community to significantly reduce the impact of mental health problems in their life. Their approach is evidence-based, innovative and practical.

EEY train, coach and guide adults in the most effective responses to young people experiencing episodes of acute distress.

A step by step psychological first aid method on how and when to respond to young people in distress to achieve a positive outcome.

This systemic approach, which is transferable across settings, provides services with a consistent language and framework to build capacity in the adults in the natural support system around the child.

Durig this web conference we will discuss:

  • EquiEnergy Youth’s Coach 2 Cope training program implementation across multiple services.
  • Learn the TAR3 and Connect 2 Cope psychological first aid frameworks that can be applied to any child, in any setting, to support episodes of distress and enhance positive outcomes.

About the presenters:

Dr. Stephen Spencer (PhD) is Equi Energy Youth’s Co-Founder and Clinical Director. He has worked extensively in the area of acute child and adolescent mental health. His clinical experience includes Clinical Nurse Consultant role in an acute child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit, Paediatric Consultation Liaison Services and Clinical Nurse Education.

Stephen has been a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) trainer since 2006. He is also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis in Young People, and is a current member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

How can I join this web meeting?

Please register for this event.  Details on how to join this Web Conference will then be emailed to you.  You can also visit our members website

All staff of Member Services are welcome to join this meeting. If you do not have a website account, you will need to create an account first.