Learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family members, co-workers and other adults in your community.
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance.
Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health problems.
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.
Mental Health First Aid – Event Details
The Blended Mental Health First Aid Community Course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults aged 18-65 who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
There are two components to this course:
- Component 1 (before the course) – A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
- Component 2 (April 12 and 13) – Two instructor-led sessions using video conferencing. Each session is approx. 3 hours.
The training is based on guidelines developed together by people with lived experience of mental health problems and health professionals working in the field.
Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, you’ll learn how to provide mental health first aid for a range of mental health problems (depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, substance use) and mental health crises (suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use, and aggressive behaviours).
Price: $275 GST Incl.
Max Participants: 12
How do I register?
STEP 1: REGISTER YOUR DETAILS
Register for the event by clicking “Book Online” above and enter your details.
STEP 2: RECEIVE THE LINK VIA EMAIL
We’ll send you an email with all of the information you need to get started including payment options.
What if I need to talk to someone?
If you or anyone you know needs to talk to someone during this time, contact:
- Lifeline:Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days) Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) Chat online: Crisis Chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)
- Beyond Blue:Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours/7 days) Chat online: Online Chat
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 059 467
- Open Arms – Veterans Support Service – 24 hrs 1800 011 046
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
- eHeadspace 1800 650 890
- Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
- Sexual Assault, Domestic or Family Violence and Abuse – 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732
- Mensline 1300 78 99 78
- QLife 1800 184 527