MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Approximately 20% of Australian Adults experience a common Mental Health Illness each year. Completing a Mental Health First Aid Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.
Having MHFA skills means that you can assist someone developing a Mental Health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Our courses are written and designed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and we provide these courses as an accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
What does the course entail?
The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Mental Health problems covered in the course:
Substance use problems
Mental Health Crises covered in the course:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Severe psychotic states
Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
How is this course delivered?
This is a 12-hour face to face course which is delivered as either a 2 day training package or as 4 three hour modules over 4 days/evenings.
Why attend a MHFA Course?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.
Who can attend a MHFA Course?
Any adult can attend
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Demonstrate your Mental Health First Aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited. Your trainer will discuss this in the course and how to complete this.
How can I sign up?
Please send an inquiry to our email for either a group booking at you work place (at no extra cost) or to enquire about the next available public course.