“There was so much valuable information & I’m so much more confident now in dealing with someone suffering from a mental illness.”
Department of Finance & Deregulation
Learn What To Look For
Become familiar with signs & symptoms so you can help early
Know What To Say
Know how to minimise risk & not make it worse
Do The Right Thing
Take away ALGEE, a plan of action to help you respond
Why Mental Health First Aid
INNOVATIVE AND WORLD LEADING
Mental Health First Aid is a global innovative program that was inspired by the successful physical first aid model. Developed in Australia in 2000, it is regularly updated to ensure that is drawing upon the latest evidence base. The program is available in over 25 countries.
MHFA courses are based on the expert consensus, of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals, on what support mental health first aider should provide. MHFA Australia has worked in partnership with researchers at the University of Melbourne, to develop guidelines for action that cover a number of mental health problems and crises.
The MHFA Program has been recognised with a number of Australian and international awards, including the TheMHS Medal. It has been recognised in the UK as an example of radical efficiency and has been listed in the USA by SAMSHA on their National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Take The Guess Work Out Of Responding To Mental Health Emergencies
What Is the Mental Health First Aid Course?
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
1 in 5 working Australians has a mental health problem, and our staff feel poorly equipped to handle a potential mental health crisis in their team.
Mental health emergencies can strike anybody at anytime and although more people are recognising the issue and trying to do the right thing, without proper training, they are still left feeling helpless when a crisis strikes.
“The course was so timely; thanks to the training I have been able to provide our Managers and Human Resources team with guidance that has been of value to the workers.”
National Manager Health & Safety, Fuji-Xerox
Learn Practical, Life-
- Recognise the symptoms of the most common types of mental illness, including anxiety, depression and substance abuse
- Identify the triggers of depression and suicide
- Confidently handle a conversation with a colleague who is thinking of suicide
- Understand how drugs, alcohol and medication affect mental health
- Learn why it’s important to nip mental health problems in the bud as they crop up
- Act quickly and with confidence when trauma hits your workplace
- Safeguard your mental wellbeing in difficult situations
- Implement triggers of good mental health as soon as you leave the room
What’s In The Course?
The Mental Health First Aid course will equip you with the skills to identify and respond effectively to a someone who may be suffering from one or more of the most common forms of mental illness.
Identify Signs and Symptoms
You’ll learn to spot the early warning signs and symptoms, understand the actions you need to take and where you can go to get professional help.
We’ll help you understand what is happening in the mind of sufferers, meaning you’ll be better equipped to provide them with the help they need at the time they’ll need it most.
Give The Right Assistance
You’ll learn the right strategy to use when dealing with the most common mental health emergencies, including:
Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, Traumatic events, Severe psychotic states, Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Aggressive behaviour, Substance abuse
We’ll show you strategies to apply in a mental health emergency.
Armed with the understanding and techniques you’ll learn at the Mental Health First Aid course, you’ll feel confident that when you are called upon, you won’t let anybody down.
What’s the Investment ?
How much are unseen mental health problems costing you now? How many of your employees keep quiet and don’t speak up? How many of your staff feel lonely & disengaged? A lack of attention to these matters could already be costing you a great deal.
Register your interest below or give us a call on +61 2 8935 3885 to find out more.
“The course covers many aspects of Mental Health and given the participants greater knowledge of the illness and how to step your way through the process (ALGEE). I throughly enjoyed the course in its current content. No need to change. Thank you for your great interaction and passing on your knowledge”