Mental Health First Aid
The Mental Health First Aid Course is delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructor.
This 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults 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. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Guidelines.
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered;
Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered;
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
After completing the Mental Health First Aid course, participants are eligible to complete a short 20 question online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Accredited Mental Health First Aiders are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace.
The Mental Health First Aid course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions.
At a Glance
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Corporate course dates on request
In-house courses can be conducted at your workplace, or at one of our training centres