MHFA – Mental Health First Aid

Introduction:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, 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.

Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are delivered under the authority of Mental Health First Aid Australia, by MHFA accredited instructors.

Target Audience:

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:

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

Learning Methods:

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 problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use
  • 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

Date Time Location Places Cost
12 & 13 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Griffith 17 $295.00
21 & 22 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Griffith 21 $295.00

New South Wales

Date Time Location Places Cost
22 - 23 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Sydney 1 $295.00
1 & 2 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Sydney 1 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Sydney 15 $295.00

Northern Territory

Date Time Location Places Cost
5 & 6 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Casuarina 11 $295.00
1 & 2 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Casuarina 15 $295.00

Queensland
Date Time Location Places Cost
15 & 16 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Milton 5 $295.00
22 & 23 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Southport 10 $295.00
28 & 29 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Milton 11 $295.00
13 & 14 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Milton 12 $295.00
27 & 28 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Southport 12 $295.00
10 & 11 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Milton 17 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm TOOWOOMBA 20 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Southport 14 $295.00
23 & 24 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Milton 15 $295.00

South Australia

Date Time Location Places Cost
22 & 23 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm ADELAIDE 1 $295.00
20 & 21 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm ADELAIDE 1 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm ADELAIDE 9 $295.00

Tasmania

There are currently no course available.

Victoria
Date Time Location Places Cost
20 & 21 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm North Melbourne 1 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm North Melbourne 15 $295.00

Western Australia

Date Time Location Places Cost
22 & 23 April 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm East Perth 18 $295.00
20 & 21 May 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm East Perth 15 $295.00
17 & 18 June 2021 09:30 am - 04:30 pm East Perth 20 $295.00

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