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Mental Health First Aid

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Course Content

The Standard MHFA course is based on the International MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.

In this course, you will learn:

  • how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis (so not just suicide awareness)
  • the signs and symptoms of various mental health problems
  • where and how to get help, and
  • what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Course Format

This is a 12-hour course held over two days.

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep as well as a Certificate of Completion.

Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, but rather it is an educational course.

Costs?

The course costs $300 for two days training. We offer subsidised places to eligible carers.

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We also offer:

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

This 4-hour face to face course is based on our expert consensus guidelines ‘Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: First Aid Guideline’. Curriculum content is evidence-based with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

What will you learn?

• How to identify warning signs for suicide

• How to confidently support a person in crisis

• How to have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours

At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.

Course participants will receive a handbook and an online Certificate of Completion.

Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, but rather it is an educational course.

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Standard Mental Health First Aid refresher course

The aim of the Refresher Course is to update and build upon skills learned in the initial 12 or 14-hour mental health first aid course.

The course is delivered in a 4-hour face-to-face session and participants will receive a manual to take home.

Who can attend?

For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Costs?

$100. We offer subsidised places to eligible carers.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid course

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to better assist and support young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis.

Over two days, you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, how and where to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Topics will include depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use, suicide and more.

Course Format

This is a 14-hour course held over two days.

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep as well as a Certificate of Completion.

Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, but rather it is an educational course.

Costs?

The course costs $300 for two days training. We offer subsidised places to eligible carers.

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Understanding Mental Health

A 4 hour face to face or online workshop supporting people to gain an understanding or mental health and supporting someone in need.

Workshop content includes:

  • Overview of the Mental Health Continuum
  • Prevalence of Mental Illness
  • What makes a person less likely to help, and active listening activities
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Some common Mental Illness signs of crisis
  • Self-Care handouts and discussions.

Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, but rather an educational course.

Find out when the next training is happening!