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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.

Locations and prices

Standard MHFA for Burleigh Heads – Fleks Workspaces, Unit 11, 76 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 – 9am to 4pm – $325

Standard MHFA for Logan – M1 Business Centre, Unit 7, 3972 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme 4129  – $325

Standard MHFA for Sunshine Coast – Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya 4575 – $350

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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 MHF Aiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

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Please note that I am accredited to facilitate sector specific MHFA courses but I am wondering if we put all of that on the website, it might be too much? These courses are a Blended format so there are the online modules – directly through MHFA Australia and then once participants have completed that, they need to attend the face to face workshop with an instructor. The face to face can be done in person or over Zoom. I’m accredited to do the following;

 

  • MHFA Pharmacy
  • MHFA Insolvency Professionals
  • MHFA Australian based Legal Professionals
  • MHFA Tertiary

Locations and prices

Burleigh Heads – Fleks Workspaces, Unit 11, 76 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 – $165

Logan – M1 Business Centre, Unit 7, 3972 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme 4129  – $165

Sunshine Coast – Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya 4575 – $165

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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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Conversations about Suicide

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.

Locations and prices

Burleigh Heads – Fleks Workspaces, Unit 11, 76 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 – $99

Logan – M1 Business Centre, Unit 7, 3972 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme 4129  – $99

Sunshine Coast – Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya 4575 – $99

 

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Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult.
You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.

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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The term ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (NSSI) describes a behaviour where a person deliberately or purposefully hurts themselves. It is used to refer to self-injury that is not intended to result in death.
When we use the term ‘self-injury’ we are specifically excluding painful or damaging behaviours that are socially accepted or ‘sanctioned’ such as tattooing, piercing or other forms of body art, and cultural practices involving injury.

This course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to help someone who is engaging in self-injury. This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

 

Locations and prices

Burleigh Heads – Fleks Workspaces, Unit 11, 76 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 – $99

Logan – M1 Business Centre, Unit 7, 3972 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme 4129  – $99

Sunshine Coast – Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya 4575 – $99

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Conversations about Gambling

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling harm using a practical, evidence- based action plan. 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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Learn about the risk factors, signs, symptoms and motivations of gambling problems, how to approach someone about their gambling problems, how relapse might affect someone with gambling problems, and how to manage your own self-care.

You will also have the opportunity to practice your new skills in a safe environment.

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

Locations and prices

Burleigh Heads – Fleks Workspaces, Unit 11, 76 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 – $99

Logan – M1 Business Centre, Unit 7, 3972 Pacific Hwy, Loganholme 4129  – $99

Sunshine Coast – Regatta 1 Business Centre, 2 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya 4575 – $99

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