Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues.
Mental Health First Aid 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 1 in every 5 Australians each year. 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.
You'll learn how to:
+ Recognise common mental health issues
+ Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
+ Respond in a Mental Health crisis situation
+ Seek appropriate professional help
+ A copy of the Mental Health First Aid Manual
+ Certificate of Attendance
+ Certificate of Accreditation (valid for 3 years)
The Online Mental Health First Aid program covers the same material as the standard 2-day course, but instead is covered through:
+ Online Learning (approximately 6 hours across, 2 weeks)
+ Two Webbinars (each 2.5 hours)
The total program takes approximately 12 hours to complete, including the Accreditation Assessment (15 multiple-choice questions).
You can view the upcoming Online Mental Health First Aid workshops here.
Rumpus are offering Online Mental Health First Aid to individuals, organisations and workplaces throughout Australia.
Rumpus is based in the Illawarra, but can provide training online to people in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and beyond.
If you have a team or group who would like to complete Online Mental Health First Aid, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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