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Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course, 17th and 18th May

Start Date: 17/05/2018

Time: 8:45am-4:30pm

Venue: Lifeline Centre - Newcastle

Price: Normally $455, EOFY Special $355


This is a 2 day course, participants must be available to attend both dates.

Please note, we limit places per one organisation at our Mental Health First Aid workshops to five. For larger workplace groups, speak to us about conducting your own dedicated workshop.

Mental Health First Aid Training

This course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or a mental health problem. The program has been well evaluated and found to be effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and increasing helping behaviours.

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone dealing with a mental health problem or crisis. Until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Who can attend an MHFA course?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course. Our instructors are trained by Mental Health First Aid TM Australia, and more information about MHFA Australia can be found at www.mhfa.com.au

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has also been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for a number of professions. This includes nurses, pharmacists, fitness instructors, social workers, physiotherapists and others.

MHFA Training 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, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

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