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[WL-3142] Mental Health First Aid - Half Day Refresher - Sydney NSW

Wesley L&D Mental Health refresher

Thursday, 6 February 2020 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm (AEDT)

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MHFA 20 Tickets 06/02/2020 $195.00 $0.00 $19.50

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MHFA Refresher Course

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. MHFA strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by the Mental Health First Aid Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors.

Mental Health First Aid Refresher Courses are 4 hour face to face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills.  For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to exted their accreditation for a further 3 years.

The course can also be attended by anyone who has not previously completed a Mental Health First Aid course.

 

The Outcomes

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

Who attends the training?

MHFA training is open to all members of the community, so the short answer is, everyone!

Also, people who have attended the 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course or a blended course are eligible to attend this training.  Accredited MHFAiders are able to use the Refresher training to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

It is recommended that MHFA training becomes a prerequisite for all employed in human services. This includes police officers, prison officers, high school teachers, TAFE and university lecturers, social and welfare workers, youth workers, Aboriginal health workers, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, lawyers, dieticians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, security officers, rehabilitation counsellors and anyone in a team leader/management role.

The training

The standard MHFA refresher course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course.

This course will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills
Have questions about [WL-3142] Mental Health First Aid - Half Day Refresher - Sydney NSW? Contact Wesley L&D Mental Health refresher

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501/80 William Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

Thursday, 6 February 2020 from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm (AEDT)


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