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Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

This 12-hour Course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

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The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

Course Content

The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental problem or mental health crises:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance us problems.

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
  • Aggressive behaviours

Course Format

This is 12-hour course with flexible delivery. Course participants will receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.

Benefits of attending

As a participant you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem.

How to sign up for a course

Upcoming courses are list on our website. However, if you wish to book a course for your workplace, please send an enquiry and we can work with you to suit your needs.
($250 pp)

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Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course

Refresher courses are 4-hour face-to face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
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The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

Course Content

The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental problem or mental health crises:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance us problems.

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
  • Aggressive behaviours

Course Format

This is 12-hour course with flexible delivery. Course participants will receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.

Benefits of attending

As a participant you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem.

How to sign up for a course

Upcoming courses are list on our website. However, if you wish to book a course for your workplace, please send an enquiry and we can work with you to suit your needs.
($250 pp)

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Blended MHFA in the Workplace

The Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace is a combination of eLearning plus a half day of face-to-face teaching. The course teaches manager, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However, course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the workplace setting using case studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.
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Blended MHFA for the Workplace, Blended MHFA for the Legal sector, Blended MHFA for Tertiary students and Blended MHFA in the Pharmacy.

Blended MHFA for the Workplace ($200 pp), Legal sector ($150), Pharmacy ($150), Tertiary ($80)

  

Course Delivery

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The follow-on-face-to-face training allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in a group environment, and to address mental health problems in the workplace in more depth.

For further details on how to enrol, please send an enquiry for more information.

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Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
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Benefits of attending this course

You will learn:

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help keep the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help.
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Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self Injury

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
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Benefits of attending this course

You will learn:

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help keep the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help.
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Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
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Benefits of attending this course

You will learn:

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help keep the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help.

ABOUT US

Qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructors, with a variety of Accreditation's who are dedicated to deliver high quality training to participants.