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Mental Health First Aid (2 day standard course)

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The Docklands Hub

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DOCKLANDS, VIC 3008

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The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. 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 should attend a MHFA course?

MHFA courses are open to all members of the community, everyone aged 18 years and above is able to attend. One in five adults is affected by a mental health issue each year so MHFA is useful for everyone to learn literacy and skills in how to support someone experiencing a mental health issue or developing a crisis.

Course content:

DAY ONE


SESSION ONE (3 hours)

Mental Illnesses

- Prevalence and impact
- Spectrum of interventions
- Mental Health First Aid
- The MHFA Action Plan

Depression

- Signs, symptoms and risk factors
- Interventions


SESSION TWO (3 hours)

The MHFA Action Plan for depression

- Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury

Anxiety

- Signs, symptoms and risk factors
- Interventions

DAY TWO


SESSION THREE (3 hours)

The MHFA Action Plan for anxiety

- Crisis first aid for panic attacks
- Crisis first aid for traumatic events

Psychosis

- Signs, symptoms and risk factors
- Interventions


SESSION FOUR (3 hours)

The MHFA Action Plan for psychosis

- Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
- Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour

Substance Misuse

- Signs, symptoms, risk factors, interventions

The MHFA Action Plan for substance misuse

- Crisis first aid for intoxication
- Crisis first aid for medical emergencies


Upon Completion

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual and a Certificate of Accreditation, valid for 3 years, after successful online, 15 question exam. Certificate of Completion is available for those not wanting to sit the exam. All 12 hours must be completed to receive the Accredited Certificate or the Certificate of Completion.

Course Facilitators

Jean Dind (Instructor)
Ryan Wood (Co-facilitator)
Click here to read their profiles.

Additional Information

Morning and afternoon tea/coffee/snacks provided.

NB. As places are limited tickets are non-refundable. Please contact Out Doors Inc. on 03 9417 2111 or mhfa@outdoorsinc.org.au with any queries.

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