Upcoming events

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

(4-part course)
  • Wednesday, 3rd September 2014, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, Rm 329, Information Science & Technology Building
  • Wednesday, 10th September 2014, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, Rm 329, Information Science & Technology Building
  • Wednesday, 17th September 2014, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, Rm 329, Information Science & Technology Building
  • Wednesday, 24th September 2014, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, Rm 329, Information Science & Technology Building

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Mental Health First Aid

Course description

 
One in five Australian adults will suffer from some form of common mental disorder in any year. The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to provide initial support to a person experiencing a mental health crisis or in the early stages of developing a mental health problem. The course is nationally renowned and awarded, and has been found effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and
increasing helping behaviours.

Please note - the workshop does not teach you to be a counsellor or therapist, or to diagnose mental illness - it is a first aid response framework to support community members who are experiencing mental health problems.

Type of course

Workshop

Presenters

Naomi Madsen
Professional Development Unit

Who should attend

All Professional staff are welcome to attend. However, this course is designed for members of the general public who do not have formal training, education or qualifications in mental health related fields and is pitched at an introductory level.

What you will learn

The course covers helping adults in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems.

Crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal behaviours
- Acute stress reaction
- Panic attacks
- Acute psychotic behaviour

Mental health problems covered are:
- Depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Schizophrenia
- Bipolar disorder

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

For more information about the course content, please visit the Mental Health First Aid website (external) at www.mhfa.com.au

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

None - participants are asked to ensure they can attend all sessions if they wish to receive a certificate of attendance issued by Mental Health First Aid.