What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
What does the course cover?
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Further information here: www.mhfa.com.au/cms/guidelines. The course content includes learning about mental health problems such as depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance misuse problems. The course also covers how to respond to several crises including suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drugs and alcohol and psychotic episodes. Theory, activities, case studies and videos are utilised during the course. All attendees will be provided with a 140-page colour manual for future reference and a compendium of local mental health organisations to refer to. You have the option to complete a short assessment at the end of the course to gain Accredited Mental Health First Aider status with MHFA Australia. This is valid for 3 years.
Who should attend?
The 12-hour Standard course is for adults (18+) who want to be better skilled to support friends, family members or work colleagues. It is also ideal for health and wellbeing professionals such as yoga teachers who work closely with clients who need support. Please note, this program is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education program.
Who will be my Instructor?
Your instructor is Rosie Overfield from Mindpod. Rosie is an experienced and accredited MHFA instructor and a qualified counsellor. Rosie is the instructor of choice for the Australian Veterinary Assoc. and regularly conducts these courses around Australia. If you have any questions about this course or the learning experience, please contact her:
email@example.com For more information on the history and success of this
evidence-based program, visit www.mhfa.com.au