Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course will help you develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Having Mental Health First Aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
The course teaches participants how to use an evidence-based action plan to assist people who are: developing a mental health problem, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, and eating disorders (in youth course only), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
There are two options of Completing Mental Health First Aid Course:
- Option One
is a 2 day face to face only: The two day MHFA course is available in two workshops, teaching adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to either adults or adolescents who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Option One: Standard Mental Health First Aid Course 2 day Face to Face training only
Standard Mental Health First Aid Course is a 12 hour course and is for any interested adult. With this course, you will learn 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 crises resolves.
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Mental Health First Aid Training Can Make a Difference
MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illness, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, as well as confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. Research has shown that MHFA training is associated with:
- Knowledge: improved knowledge of mental illness, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.
- Confidence: confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem.
- De-Stigmatising: decreases in stigmatising attitudes.
- Increased Support: increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.
If you have a group of ten or more participants, we can send a trainer to your location to provide you with the training. Alternatively, you can as well contact us, and we organise a date for your group to come to us for the training. If you have less than 10 participants, you can attend on of our public training. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0260234310.