STANDARD MHFA COURSE

(Standard Mental Health First Aid) 

 

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.

What the course covers

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

how to provide first aid in a crisis situation

DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS COVERED

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

PSYCHOSIS

SUBSTANCE USE 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

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this MHFA course. Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of attendance.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.

Course Format

This is a 12-hour course, which is usually delivered as a 2-day training package (6 hours per day)

Cost of Training from $TBC

Group discounts are available, please contact Bruce on 0497 875 783 for more information.

Provide First Aid Gold Coast provides discounted training for groups of 10-20 students at your office or workplace.

Our trainers have 10 years of industry experience and guarantee a professional learning experience. State-of-the art resources and learning material are provided for theory and practical learning and all students must pass the course prior to receiving certification.

Contact Bruce on 0497 875 783 to book in your group training.

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. This certificate is valid for 3 years.

 

Once enrolled, Provide First Aid Gold Coast will email students a MHFA course booking confirmation with venue details, maps, course requirements and terms of enrolment.

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