Mental Health First Aid

Course Length 2 days (12 hours total)
Study Mode Classroom

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

Course Overview

The 12-hour 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. Over 2 days you’ll 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 2 day (12-hour) course. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a certificate of completion.

Cost   $258.50 (plus GST)

 

Upcoming Courses

Date Location Fee Vacancies Apply
Thursday, 18th Jun 2020East Geelong$258.5015Apply
Tuesday, 23rd Jun 2020Highton$258.5010Apply
Thursday, 2nd Jul 2020East Geelong$258.5018Apply
Tuesday, 14th Jul 2020Highton$258.5016Apply
Tuesday, 18th Aug 2020Highton$258.5018Apply
Wednesday, 26th Aug 2020Corio$258.5018Apply
Tuesday, 15th Sep 2020Highton$258.5018Apply
Tuesday, 20th Oct 2020Highton$258.5018Apply
Tuesday, 17th Nov 2020Highton$258.5018Apply

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