The West Australia
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Training students to recognise mental health problems in their friends could potentially save lives, according to a mental health consultant.
Tasha Broomhall, director of consultancy group Blooming Minds, accredited recently to offer a mental health first-aid course to students from Years 10 to 12, said many mental health issues surfaced in adolescence.
Research showed young people preferred to share problems with their friends, so it was important to give students the skills and strategies to support each other.