Mental Health First Aid Training
Standard Mental Health First Aid Course (12 hour)
Do you wish you were more knowledgeable and confident to support loved-ones, co-workers and clients with mental health challenges? Mental Health First Aid is the initial 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. MHFA training courses provide the skills to be able to make a real meaningful impact in people's lives
The 12-hour Standard program covers depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse. The course also covers crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, severe psychotic episodes and severe effects of substance misuse. Each participant receives an evidence-based 180-page colour manual and all learning materials.
This course is delivered as a two-day program and is available to any member of the general public over the age of 18. See our Events page for the 2018 Sunshine Coast course dates. This program can be delivered anywhere in Queensland by request.
Blended MHFA in the Workplace (12 hour)
Designed for workplaces that require increased flexibility in the delivery of training for their staff members, the Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training. The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component (approx. 8 hours) that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The follow-on face-to-face training with Mindpod (approx. 4 hours) allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in a group environment, and to address mental health problems in the workplace in more depth. Contact us for more information.
4-hour Mental Health First Aid Course for the Suicidal Person
This course has been specifically designed to provide mental health first aid to someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours. The curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries. Learning outcomes of the course include:
- Understanding accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context.
- Reviewing the first aid guidelines of how to intervene when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Practicing these skills in a safe environment.
This course is delivered as a half-day program for both the general public and workplaces. Enquire now.
Workplace Mental Health First Aid Officer Training
A workplace Mental Health First Aid Officer is an accredited Mental Health First Aider (12-hour standard program) who provides mental health first aid to colleagues and works to decrease the risk of work-related stress and other psychosocial hazards.
- Guidelines for workplace prevention of mental health problems
- Guidance for implementing MHFA in your workplace
- Mental Health First Aid Officer Workplace policy template