MHFA-R – Mental Health First Aid (Refresher)

Introduction:

This course gives people who have previously completed a Mental Health First Aid course the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills.

The refresher course teaches people real-life first aid skills for helping family, friends, co-workers or other people dealing with mental health problems.

Target Audience:

The course is designed for adults, over 18 years, interested in gaining skills in:
  • Recognising mental health warning signs and risk factors
  • Understanding risk factors for mental health problems
  • Awareness of evidence based medical, psychological and alternative treatments
  • How to give appropriate initial help and support to someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • How to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises.
This course is suitable for delivery within communities and workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to complete an online assessment to be further issued a Certificate of Accreditation from Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Learning Methods:

A combination of practical activities, role-play, and interaction with a first aid trainer. There are no formal assessments for this course.

Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to respond to someone experiencing issues with mental health
  • Develop skills to support a friend, family member or coworker
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Improve your knowledge of mental health, supports and appropriate first aid strategies
  • Improve your confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • Decrease stigmatising attitudes
  • Increase the amount of support available to others around you

Content:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • 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
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Australian Capital Territory
There are currently no course available.
New South Wales
Date Time Location Places Cost
23 July 2021 09:30 am - 01:30 pm Sydney 13 $120.00
20 August 2021 09:30 am - 01:30 pm Sydney 11 $120.00
Northern Territory
There are currently no course available.
Queensland
Date Time Location Places Cost
12 August 2021 09:30 am - 01:30 pm Milton 15 $120.00
13 October 2021 09:30 am - 01:30 pm Milton 18 $120.00
South Australia
There are currently no course available.
Tasmania
There are currently no course available.
Victoria
There are currently no course available.
Western Australia
There are currently no course available.

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