Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
This 12-hour MHFA course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide MHFA to friends, family and co-workers.
MHFA 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.
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 accredited 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.
To inquire about our Mental Health First Aid courses please complete the contact form below.