Course Information

Course Content

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adult how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

In this 12-hour course 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 with flexible delivery. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard Mental Health First Aid manual, a resource pack and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Who Can Attend?

Any interested adult, there are no pre-requisites for this course.  Mental health first aid courses can be delivered on-site at your workplace or a location suitable to your community group.

Why attend?

Participants will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem. With the wellbeing of workplaces so important, your organisation will benefit by upskilling your people managers.  Giving them the skills to handle mental health conversations with knowledge and confidence.

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.

Upcoming Courses

July 2019

When: July 24th & 25th, 2019
Where: Melbourne Innovation Centre, Civic Dve, Greensborough
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $390.00

Includes: Standard Mental Health First Aid Manual, resource pack, online assessment for 3 year Mental Health First Aider accreditation and full catering.

 

September 2019

When:  September 4th & 5th, 2019
Where: Melbourne Innovation Centre, Civic Dve, Greensborough
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30pm
Cost: $390.00

Includes: Standard Mental Health First Aid Manual, resource pack, online assessment for 3 year Mental Health First Aider accreditation and full catering.