23 Jun - 30 Jun 2020

Day-1 Tuesday 23rd June & Day-2 Tuesday 30th June

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10.00am to 12.30pm

Online Event

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist people experiencing Mental Health Problems.

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is adapted from Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults and teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

When: 10:00am-12:30pm Tuesday 23 June & Tuesday 30 June.

Cost: $220pp

Phone: Joyce on 9237 8900 for other queries regarding the course or email Training@mifwa.org.au.

Course component 1: Self-paced interactive eLearning
Course component 2: Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.

In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component.

The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Further Information

Although most people who attend an MHFA course feel very positive afterwards, for some it may bring on some unpleasant feelings, particularly at times of great stress. It is best to do the training when you are feeling well, but in case you find yourself feeling upset about anything in the course, the following document includes:

  • Ensuring you have someone to talk to about the content if you need to
  • Contact phone numbers for counselling and crisis services
  • Information about what to do if you begin to feel upset during the training

To register click here!

Blended Online Mental Health Community Course

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