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