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Mental Health First Aid


Focus AreaAssess, listen, give, encourage
Length 2 days
Who Is It For?           Professionals and community members
Key Outcomes Respond appropriately
About Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial assistance given to an individual in a mental health crisis or with a mental health problem. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

This course teaches adults how to provide initial support to other adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participants in MHFA will be educated on the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, as well as how, what, when and where to administer first aid in a crisis-situation for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorder

Crisis situations covered are suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, acute psychotic behaviour, aggressive behaviour and severe effects of substance abuse.

From MHFA training, students learn; effective mental health awareness and literacy, and early intervention strategies. This course provides participants with the skills to recognise a mental health crisis, respond appropriately and support the individual to recover through positive health and return-to-work outcomes.

Please Note: Course content can affect some people who have or are experiencing a mental health problem. The course is not recommended for people seeking treatment or recovering from a mental health problem.

DateMonday 8 & Tuesday 9 April 2019 – Enrolments Closed
Time9.30am – 4.30pm
VenueRelationships Australia South Australia, Hindmarsh Office
49a Orsmond Street Hindmarsh
CostFull $260 / Concession $210
Course FlyerMental Health First Aid
More CoursesFull 2019 Course Guide

Student Quote:
“This course is practical and easy to understand, excellent presentation”

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