Date(s) - 05/12/2019 - 06/12/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dates: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: $525.00 GST inclusive
About Standard Mental Health First Aid
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. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.
This course has been widely evaluated in research trials conducted by MHFA Australia and independent organisations. These evaluations consistently show that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time. Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others. View all MHFA Course evaluations.
Claim CPD Points
Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions.
What the Course Covers
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered are:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
All MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.
About the Presenter
Diane Hickey is an experienced mental health nurse and counsellor with extensive experience in mental health, forensic mental health and primary health care; she worked with Queensland Police Service developing face to face and on-line mental health training in 2002 and has developed and delivered mental health awareness training. She is now a certified Principal Master Trainer of MHFA. She has a relaxed and humorous presentation style that will make the experience of attending this workshop both fun and informative.
Contact on T 1300668089 or email: [email protected]