Community Mental Health First Aid (Blended online delivery)

Course Code BMHFA

Gain essential skills to manage a mental health crisis or assist someone who is experiencing a mental health issue.

Course Overview

This Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosismental health Australia logo
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Proven to work.

This course has been widely evaluated in research trials conducted by MHFA Australia and independent organisations.

These evaluations consistently show that participants who complete the course have:

  • Improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments
  • Knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies
  • Confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time.

Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.

Course Format

This is a 100% online course delivered in a blended format.

Course component 1

A self-paced eLearning component: Community blended Mental Health First Aid  (takes 5-7 hours to complete).

An e-voucher will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your registration and receipt of payment.  The e-voucher will allow you to access the eLearning component, which must be completed PRIOR to the live webinars.

Course component 2

2 x 2.5 hour Instructor-led sessions using video conferencing  delivered over 2 consecutive days 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes 30 minute break).

Cost   $220.00 (includes GST)

Upcoming Courses

Date Location Fee Vacancies Apply
Tuesday, 23rd Mar 2021Highton$220.008Apply
Tuesday, 13th Apr 2021Highton$220.0011Apply
Wednesday, 21st Apr 2021Highton$220.0011Apply
Tuesday, 18th May 2021Highton$220.0010Apply
Wednesday, 19th May 2021Highton$220.0012Apply
Tuesday, 15th Jun 2021Highton$220.0011Apply

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