Mental Health First Aid Australia
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Mental Health First Aid Australia

Mental Health First Aid Australia

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Hypnotherapy HQ Rooftop

370 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Vic 3004


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Hypnotherapy HQ is very privillaged to present Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) facilitated by Mera Gilbert an accredited MHFA instructor. This is a MUST for all Clincial Hypnotherapists and Counsellors. 

MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

Course content is derived from a number of consensus studies incorporating the expertise of hundreds of researchers, clinicians, mental health consumer advocates and carer advocates across the English speaking western world.

MHFA courses 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, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

Who Should Attend a MHFA Course?

MHFA courses are open to all members of the community, so the short answer is, everyone aged 18 years and above. In particular, it is recommended that MHFA becomes a prerequisite for all employed in human services. 

Course content:

Saturday 3rd December:

SESSION ONE (3 hours)

Mental Illnesses

  Prevalence and impact

  Spectrum of interventions

Mental Health First Aid

  The MHFA Action Plan


  Signs, symptoms and risk factors


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


  Signs, symptoms and risk factors


Sunday 4th December:

SESSION THREE    (3 hours)

The MHFA Action Plan for anxiety

  Crisis first aid for panic attacks

  Crisis first aid for traumatic events


  Signs, symptoms and risk factors


SESSION 4    (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

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. 

 MERA GILBETT   - Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor 

Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Registered Nurse, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Clinical Supervisor. 

Mera has over 20 years of experience in the Public, Private Mental Health settings and Private Practice. 

Areas of practice includes, High dependency, crisis assessment, General psychiatry, Mothers and babies, Elderly, Substance Abuse, ECT, TMS, Outreach services, Case Management & Clinical Supervision.

 Mera works as a private Clinician assessing and counselling clients who are experiencing mental health concerns. On many occasions utilising her skills as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

 Her experience also includes working as an Intake Clinician. A role which comprises of phone & face to face assessments, liaising with other health professionals, families and managing any crisis calls.

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