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Mental Health First Aid
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
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:
- Anxiety disorders
- 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.