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Specialist training Includes:

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

This 12-hour MHFA Course teaches adults (18 years and over) 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 a 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. www.mhfa.com.au Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. Course Format: This is a 12-hour course. The delivery format is flexible. Course participants receive a copy of the MHFA Manual to keep and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. 2017 Who can attend a MHFA course? Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course. More info at the MHFA website. 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.

All instructors of this course are trained by MHFA Australia.

  • Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OMHFA)

The 12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult, particularly those who work with, live with or care for older people, including families and carers. You will learn how to assist a person aged 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. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

All instructors of this course are trained by MHFA Australia.

  • Counselling First Aid (CFA)
    Please Note: This course will be available from July 2021

Be prepared with greater confidence, skills and strategies so you can assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing emotional issues. What is counselling 1st Aid? Counselling 1st Aid is for you to use in your workplace, with your friends or at home with your family. You don’t need to be a trained counsellor to use these skills. Counselling 1st Aid gives you the skills and knowledge needed to support someone who may be in crisis or in need of emotional support, until they can get the appropriate professional help they need.

What will you learn?

  • Some common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Crises overview-what is a crisis and how to respond when you’re a first aid counsellor
  • Trauma overview-simple strategies for first responders
  • Values, ethics and beliefs and how they affect your response to people
  • Basic counselling skills for everyday conversations-skills including building rapport, active listening and questioning
  • Conversational reframing
  • Introduction to Narrative Practice
  • De-escalation strategies
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours – how to respond as a first aider
  • Referring to appropriate professional help
  • Boundaries & self-care
  • Role plays and skills practice included throughout the training.

Why choose Happiness Habits Training Programs?

Our training is primarily experiential (activities cement the ideas behind the learning). How many times do you walk away from a training program/workshop with good intentions and tools – that you never look at again and don’t apply because there is no accountability or ongoing support?

We don’t just send you away from a workshop with the manual and tools.  Happiness Habits facilitators support participants throughout their training journey, we provide you options for ongoing social connections, development and training. Our training strengths include:

  • Create social and community connections
  • Based in positive psychology
  • Wrap around training program
  • Accredited Instructors
  • Fully Insured
  • Flexible and will work with you to design a program for your people
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