Accredited Online Course
Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid provides a broad introduction to common mental health issues and teaches effective response and management methods.
Participants will become empowered and informed to help those around them maintain better mental well-being, leading to greater staff morale and creating more effective and sustainable workplaces, stronger interpersonal relationships, increased confidence in the ability to make a difference.
Course Component 1
Self-paced interactive eLearning
Duration: 5 - 7 hours
Developing mental health problems covered:
Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Severe psychotic states
Severe alcohol/drug effects
Course Component 2
Instructor-led video conferencing
Duration: 2 x 2.5 hour sessions
Provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.
Review eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan framework
Apply the MHFA Action Plan to real scenarios
Discuss and reflect on potential applications of the skills acquired
Develop a personal self-care plan to maintain good mental health