Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. 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 appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. 

The most recent Australian survey of National Health and Mental Wellbeing found that one in five (20%) people in the Australian population had experienced a common mental illness (depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorder) during the previous 12 months – that’s 3.2 million people.  The National Survey uncovered that only 35% of people experiencing a mental illness in a particular year will seek professional help.

MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems

  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems

  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available

  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem

  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

 

MHFA Course Workplace Fees:

  • 12 hour course, held over two consecutive days

  • MHFA manual provided to all participants

  • MHFA certificate provided to all participants

  • Accreditation valid for 3 years

  • $350 per participant

  • Corporate provider of choice reduced fees available for multiple sessions

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