MHFA-R-W - Mental Health First Aid Refresher (Webinar)  

Introduction:

This webinar gives people who have previously completed a Mental Health First Aid course the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills.  Participants are eligible for a refresher course if they accredited as a MHFAider within the last three years.

 

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

A manual is used during the webinar as a resource to refresh knowledge and complete assessment.

Important information required for the delivery of the manual:

  • Book at least 2 weeks ahead to allow for delivery to the postal address chosen at time of booking.
  • The course price includes postage.

Courses from 1st October 2023 onwards are scheduled in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

This course is intended for the public to gain an understanding of a first response approach to assisting an adult experiencing mental health concerns.  The course introduces students to a range of mental health concerns, and through a five-step action plan, students learn how to respond to someone who is experiencing mental health concerns.

 

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 activities‚ role-play, and interaction with a mental health 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

Courses

Date Time Location Places Cost
22 January 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEDT 9 $200.00
11 March 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEDT 11 $200.00
14 May 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEST 12 $200.00
14 August 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEST 12 $200.00
17 October 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEDT 12 $200.00
6 December 2024 09:30 am – 02:30 pm Online Course in AEDT 12 $200.00