BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

to support friends, family members, colleagues and others

1 in 5 people experience a common mental health problem, and only 35% seek professional help. Evidence shows that a person is more likely to seek assistance if someone they know suggests it. Early intervention is important to reduce the long-term impact of mental health conditions and promote recovery.

LEARN PRACTICAL FIRST AID SKILLS

Like traditional first aid, mental health first aid (MHFA) does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. MHFA is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Mental health problems covered

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol/drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

COURSES AVAILABLE

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Standard Mental Health First Aid

Standard face to face (12hrs) delivered as 2 x 6.0hr interactive workshops. This course is suitable for both community and workplaces.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

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Blended Online Mental Health First Aid for Community

100% online course. This Blended Online MHFA course is being offered as an online alternative to the Standard MHFA 2-day course.

This online course for the community consists of 2 components:

  • #1 self-paced eLearning (5-7 hours)
  • #2 2 x 2.5 hour online instructor-led interactive workshops via Zoom

The entire eLearning component of this course MUST be completed before the first scheduled Zoom session.

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Blended Online Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces

100% online course. This Blended Online MHFA course is being offered as an online alternative to the Standard MHFA 2-day course.

This online course for the workplace consists of 2 components:

  • #1 self-paced eLearning (5-7 hours)
  • #2 2 x 2.5 hour online instructor-led interactive workshops via Zoom

The entire eLearning component of this course MUST be completed before the first scheduled zoom session.

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Blended Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces

This course is specifically designed for workplaces unable to implement the 2-day Standard MHFA course. This course focuses on supporting and assisting co-workers, and equips learners to become Mental First Aid Officers.

The blended workplace program consists of 2 components:

  • #1 self-paced e-learning (5-7 hours) followed by;
  • #2 4-hour face to face Instructor led workshop conducted in your workplace.

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

Many organisations are recognising the importance of having trained Mental Health First Aiders. To find out more about the benefits for your organisation visit Mental Health First Aid Officers | Mental Health First Aid (mhfa.com.au)

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