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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STANDARD MHFA COURSE

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist an adult 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 register for this MHFA Course, please contact:

Jennifer Blaikie
Email: jennifer@peoplesmartz.com.au
Phone: 0405 160 470


Course instructor

Jennifer Blaikie

Venue

Ashgrove Serviced Offices
Level 1
240 Waterworks Rd
Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD 4060
Australia

Course dates

To be announced.

Who can attend?

Any adult can attend. Maximum participants: 10

What is the cost?

$150 + GST

Why attend a course?

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

MHFA course accreditation

Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become Accredited.

What does the course cover?

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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.

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

Developing mental health problems covered

  • DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
  • PSYCHOSIS
  • SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS

Mental health crisis situations covered

  • SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIOURS
  • NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY (DELIBERATE SELF-HARM)
  • PANIC ATTACKS
  • TRAUMATIC EVENTS
  • SEVERE EFFECTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
  • SEVERE PSYCHOTIC STATES
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOURS


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