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Mental Health First Aid

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course will teach you how 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 is resolved, using a practical evidence-based Action Plan.

Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.

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Workshop outcomes

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course will teach you how 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 is resolved, using a practical evidence-based Action Plan.

Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided. ​

 

Note: This course is not a therapy or support group.

Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA™) courses teach people:

  • Skills in how recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.

  • Knowledge of the possible risk factors for these mental health problems.

  • Awareness of the evidenced-based medical, psychological, and alternative treatments available.

  • Skills in how to provide appropriate initial help and support to someone experiencing a mental health problem.

  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour

Course length:  2 days or blended online option

Upon completion: Resilience First Aid Certification

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