- Two-day workshop (9am – 5pm)
- High-intensity content
- Face-to-face with qualified trainer
A vital counterpart to traditional first aid training, MHFA is evidence-based, evaluated training developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and delivered in over 22 countries. 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.
The program covers topics related to suicidal thoughts and behaviours; non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm); panic attacks; traumatic events; severe effects of drug or alcohol use; severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• provide initial help
• know where and how to get professional help
• understand what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
• provide mental first aid in a crisis situation.
Participants acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills in dealing with people with mental health issues and learn how to administer mental health first aid.
Who should attend? MHFA offers valuable skills to everyone and requires no formal training or experience in mental health. Suitable for both managers and employees. 18+ years.