MIFWA is partnering with CBH Group, Lifeline WA, Youth Focus and Black Dog Institute to support the mental health and wellbeing of people living in regional grain growing communities across WA.

MIFWA is providing a variety of mental health and suicide prevention training and workshops for young people (aged 13-19) and the whole community.

Upcoming Regional Training

Online Mental Health First Aid

  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 5 and 12 May 2022. Register here
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 3 and 10 August 2022. Register here
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 19 and 26 October 2022. Register here.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Blended Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 23 and 30 March, 6 April 2022. Booked out
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – York – 15 and 16 August 2022. Registrations open mid-2022.

We are currently planning for the second half of 2022. For information on upcoming training and workshops and how MIFWA can support your regional grain growing community with mental health and suicide prevention training and workshops, get in touch with Janine Ripper at Janine.ripper@mifwa.org.au.

About the CBH Regional Mental Health Program

Working in partnership, we will deliver the following services to regional grain-growing communities across WA:

  • Black Dog Institute – Training and education to regional GPs and health professions in the areas of anxiety, depression, and suicide.
  • Lifeline WA – Video and telephone counselling with a focus on suicide bereavement, development of a Crisis Response Pack for communities to use in times of need, and 24-hour telephone crisis support (13 11 14).
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) – Training and workshops to support local people, their families and carers, as well as custom-designed mental wellbeing training for young people in schools aged 13 – 19.
  • Youth Focus – Expansion of one-to-one face-to-face counselling via an existing network in regional locations and the introduction of web counselling services to new clients.

safeTALK

A 4-hour face-to-face workshop, safeTALK is an alertness workshop preparing anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities who work alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

safeTALK’s steps provide a simple yet effective method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention. At the end of the workshop, there will be an opportunity to practice these skills first-hand and leave with practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk and link them to life-saving resources.

Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Training

Blended Online Standard Mental Health First Aid Community Training

Tailored for the online learning environment, learn how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis by becoming a Mental Health First Aider.

This course involves 5 to 7 hours self-paced pre-course work and 2 X 2.5-hour online training. On completion of the course, attendees can sit a short online assessment and become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider for three years.

Upcoming Online Standard Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 5 and 12 May 2022. Register here
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 3 and 10 August 2022. Register here
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Regional Course – 19 and 26 October 2022. Register here.
Blended Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Community Training

The Blended Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for adults anywhere in Australia teaches participants how to assist a young person who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Tailored for the online learning environment, this course involves 5 to 7 hours self-paced pre-course work and 3 X 2.5-hour online training. On completion of the course, attendees can sit a short online assessment and become an Accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider for three years.

Upcoming Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Blended Online Youth Mental Health First Aid Course – 23 and 30 March, 6 April 2022. Booked out.

Face-to-face Mental Health First Aid Training

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches high school students how to provide mental health first aid to their friends. Held over three x 75-minute interactive face-to-face classroom sessions, students learn the teen MHFA Action Plan, as well as information about different types of mental health problems and mental health crisis situations in young people, and the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Upcoming Regional Teen Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Teen Mental Health First Aid – Narrogin – Semester 1, 2022. Further details coming soon
  • Teen Mental Health First Aid – York – Semester 2, 2022. Further details coming soon
  • Teen Mental Health First Aid – Cunderdin – Semester 2, 2022. Further details coming soon
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Over two days, learn how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis by becoming a Mental Health First Aider or a Youth Mental Health First Aider. On completion of training and a short online assessment, attendees will become an accredited Mental Health First Aider for three years.

Upcoming Regional Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – York – 15 and 16 August 2022. Registrations open mid-2022.
Standard Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to be a Mental Health First Aider to support people experiencing mental health problems or who are in crisis. Join us for this two-day Mental Health First Aid course and learn about the signs and symptoms of the common mental health problems, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation.

CBH Mental Wellbeing Partnership