MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Comprehensive training in mental health for coaches, managers and leaders of all kinds.
Now available completely online!
Why complete a Mental Health First Aid course?
As coaches, we are in an excellent position to assist someone experiencing a Mental Health issue.
It’s our job as coaches to know the boundary between coaching, and providing other forms of support for our client, including Mental Health First Aid.
Because we work in high rapport with our clients, we are likely able to notice signs that may indicate our client is experiencing a mental health concern, and take steps to support that person.
It’s the same as when we feel a client might benefit from mentoring or another form of assistance. You need to be able to consciously choose the best way to support the client, and confidently take the appropriate steps when you get a sense that coaching isn’t the most appropriate form of support for the client in that moment.
An unaddressed Mental Health issue can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to perform at their best, and this is true for their workplace performance, too.
By taking steps early to encourage the person to get support, we are ensuring their effective and speedy recovery, and their return to their usual levels of productivity.
The Standard MHFA Course
The 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.
This is an online program, delivered in two parts…
- A self directed e-learning component
- then 2 x 2.5 hour webinars
- An optional short assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Any adult can attend this course. You don’t need any experience with Mental Health at all.
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 THE COURSE COVERS
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.
All courses are $229.90 including GST.
This includes your elearning, webinar sessions, and postage for your Mental Health First Aid manual.
Next course dates are:
Tuesday 2 & 9 June 1pm – 4pm Melbourne time
Monday 6th July and Thursday 9th July, 9am – Midday Melbourne time.
Wednesdays 16th and 22nd July, 1-4pm Melbourne Time
You’ll be enrolled in the online learning component upon registration, and this must be completed before the above webinar sessions.
The course fee is made up of two components : Your e-learning with Mental Health First Aid Australia, and your webinar facilitation. Upon registration, we will pay for your e-learning component on your behalf. If you have already purchased your online learning from MHFA, please call us on 1300 006 324 to register over the phone.
This course fee is fixed nationally, across any provider. Learn with the best, at Open Door Coaching.
To register, click here or for further information, please call us on 1300 006 324.
We also deliver the 2 Day Mental Health First Aid program in house in certain circumstances. Contact us to discuss.
Some information on this page has been provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia.