Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems.You’ll learn how to help someone to access the support they might need for the successful management of symptoms as part of their recovery journey.
Mental illness directly affects 2 in every 5 Australians. The course aims to skill community members in being able to compassionately respond to people you are concerned about. What’s more, you’ll be able to actively reduce stigma in your community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness. Attendance includes a MHFA Manual, Certificate of Attendance and a short assessment to obtain MHFA accreditation. There is no prerequisite required.
Mental Health First Aid is a nationally accredited program that has skilled up close to 1 million Australians.
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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.
It provides essential skills in listening, empathising and supporting people to seek professional help
Mental health problems covered
• Depression Anxiety problems
• Psychosis Substance use problems
• Mental health
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
• Severe psychotic states
• Aggressive behaviours
The course runs over two consecutive days, with tea and morning tea provided. Contact us for options to deliver for your workplace. Blended online delivery options are available.