Mental Health First Aid
The 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.
THE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE FORMAT
This is an online program, delivered in two parts:
Part 1: You will complete a self-directed e-learning component
Part 2: You will attend 2 x 2.5 hour facilitated webinars on ZOOM
At the conclusion of the program you can complete an optional short assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider and receive a certificate.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Any adult can attend this course. You don’t need any experience with Mental Health at all to undertake this program.
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.
The course is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.
DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS COVERED
- Substance abuse problems
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SITUATIONS COVERED
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug and alcohol abuse
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
Your course re-enrolment fee is $66
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.
For more information about this course click here or please call us on 1300 006 324.
We are accredited to deliver this course by MHFA Australia.