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Did you know mental health conditions will affect more Australians than cancer?

According to the Australian Beau of Statistic 17.5% of Australian have experienced mental and behavioural health conditions in their lifetime.* It is important to understand how to support those with mental illness in their journey.

The Mental Health First Aid course is ideal for all Queenslanders including those individuals who support families and friends through a mental illness or health professionals who work with adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.

Students will learn first aid skills for helping people experiencing a mental health crisis, the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help, and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Book your course in a location convenient to you by selecting the region in the calendar below.

This course is run in conjunction with Mental Health First Aid.

* Australian Beau of Statistic, National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15 Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4364.0.55.001 COURSE DETAIL

Course Details

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Course Duration

2 Days

Content

  • DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Psychosis
    • Substance misuse
  •  MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SITUATIONS

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm)
    • Panic attack
    • After a traumatic event
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Severe effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Please note this course is not recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

Competencies

Mental Health N/A

Prerequisites

Nil.

Any interested adult can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.

Training Materials Provided

Mental Health First Aid Manual.

Recommended recertification period

Mental Health First Aid Australia recommends that you renew your skills and knowledge every three years.

Recommended Product/First Aid kits

Nil

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