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Mental Health First aid Training

Mental Health support should be an ongoing focus of every workplace. The benefits of this supportive approach can be seen at an individual, organisational and financial level. Serious Mental Health issues cost Australian Businesses $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and compensation claims.

 

Australian statistics indicate that one in five people have a diagnosed mental illness. An even greater number of people live day to day with the challenges of a variety of Mental Health issues.  Completing a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is invaluable.

 

Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors within thirteen different countries. The course can be conducted at the workplace or a suitable alternative venue can be arranged.

 

After completing the two day MHFA course and online assessment, participants can become accredited Mental Health First Aiders.

 

Duration

Two days – 12 hours

 

Learning outcomes

The course will encompass the following topics in depth:

  • the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health issues

  • where, how and when to access professional help

  • how to give clear and concise support to those displaying Mental Health issues

  • mental health crisis situations such as suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drug and alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours

  • the course is both informative and interactive
     

Having MHFA officers in a workplace can improve the Work Safe statistics of Mental Health related claims. Ongoing support and guidance for the organisation can be offered by qualified Mental Health First Aiders. When a First Aider develops an understanding of Mental Health issues they also build their empathy and capacity to help others.

 

Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather an education program designed to learn how to give mental health first aid to others.

This course is authored by Mental Health First Aid Australia mhfa.com.au

 

For course information and costing please contact:

Kate Meadows

Director, Be More Mindful