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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience common mental health problems each year, affecting everyone from friends and family members to co-workers. It’s incredibly difficult to see those around you struggling with their mental health and you can often feel unequipped or unsure of how to help.

Completing a MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills you need to be able to support those around you, equipping you to assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis with confidence, ready to make a real difference to your community.

Mental Health At A Glance In Australia

– Anxiety disorders (14%), depressive disorders (6%) and substance use disorders (5%) are the most common mental illnesses in Australia
– 11.5% of Australians have one disorder and 8.5% have two or more disorders
– Men are at greatest risk of suicide but least likely to seek help
– Almost half (45%) Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime
– 18-24 years old have the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group
– Mood disorders continue to be more common amongst women than men
– Every day, at least six Australians die from suicide and a further thirty people will attempt to take their own life

 

NEW: Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training Course

This course will equip candidates to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. This course embraces a practical, evidence based Action Plan based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems as well as mental health professionals.

The course covers mental health problems including depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use. It also covers mental health crises including suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use and aggressive behaviours.

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of:

Certificate of Completion

Mental Health First Aider Accreditation (opt in via MHFA Australia)

Course OverviewCourse Outline
Who Can Attend This Course?

Any adult can attend.

How Much Does This Course Cost?

The cost for this course is $195.

Are There Any Prerequisites For This Course?

There aren’t any prerequisites for our Mental Health First Aid Training course.

How Long Is The Course?

This is a 12-hour course which is usually delivered as either a 2-day training package (6 hours per day), or as 4 separate modules (3 hours each).

Why Should I Attend?

Mental Health First Aid Training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, giving you more confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. Participating in this course also helps decrease stigma surrounding mental health.

Mental Health Problems Covered

Depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use.

Mental Health Crises Covered

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use and aggressive behaviours.

Am I Assessed In This Course

There is no formal assessment in this course but participants have the option to take an additional assessment (for no extra cost) to become a MHFA Australia accredited Mental Health First Aider.

NEW: MHeLP Mental Health eLearning Program

MHeLP Mental Health eLearning Program

This course was developed by the Belgravia Foundation and Belgravia Leisure in partnership with multiple industry stakeholders. The course is the first of its kind in Australia targeted those operating in the leisure, sport and fitness sectors.

Completion of this mental health first aid program has been proven to significantly increase staff awareness, knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions. Improving not only the ability but confidence in supporting those with mental health concerns.

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of:

MHeLP Mental Health eLearning Program

Course OverviewCourse Outline
Who Is This Course For?

Staff and volunteers working in the leisure sector (leisure centres, sports stadiums, fitness and aquatic centres, fun parks, caravan and holiday parks, wellness centres) and sports sectors.

How Long Does This Course Take?

Mental Health Awareness is a self-paced eLearning program that typically takes between 2 and 3 hours.

How Much Does This Course Cost?

After you have completed the short enrolment form and have entered the discount code TAKECHARGE you’ll receive the course at no cost.

Content Covered

– Understanding mental health

– Sport, leisure and improved mental health

– Being a force for positive change

– Talking about mental health

Online Learning

This course is delivered online. For best user experience, we recommend:

– Although tablet devices can be used, the online learning is best viewed on a laptop or PC

– Use Google Chrome as your browser for best performance

– Disable your pop-up blockers to allow the online learning content to launch quickly and easily

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