Mental Health First Aid Accredited Training
Mental health problems are common - 1 in 4 people will experience an anxiety disorder and 1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage of their lives.
Throughout the course of a person’s life, it is highly likely that an individual will either develop a mental health problem or have close contact with someone who does.
Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $11 billion dollars in lost productivity each year.
Due to existing stigma and lack of support, roughly a quarter of all employees experiencing a mental health problem do not seek help at all.
What is Mental Health?
The World Health Organization states that mental health is a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community".
Many people with mental health problems delay seeking help or do not seek help. The longer people delay getting help and support, the more difficult their recovery can be. MHFAiders can encourage people to seek help early.
Mental health first aid has been found to be effective. Several research studies have shown that training in Mental Health First Aid results in better knowledge, attitudes and help-giving. Breaking down the stigma and discrimination that is associated with mental health problems, the MHFAiders can challenge these thoughts.
Like traditional first aid, mental health first aid is a set of practical strategies that support a person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, until professional help is sought, or the crisis resolves.
MHFA provides people with skills which they will most likely use at one point in their lives.
People with mental health problems may at times not have insight that they need help or maybe unaware that effective help is available to them. In addition, professional help is not always easily available. Members of the public can offer immediate first aid and assist the person to get appropriate professional help and support.
Many people are not well informed about how to recognize mental health problems, how to respond to the person, and what effective treatments are available. MHFA will teach them this.
Standard Mental Health First Aid Course:
This 12-hour Accredited Course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
What you will learn
Skills in how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
Knowledge of the possible risk factors for these mental health problems
Awareness of the evidenced-based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem
Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arise
What we cover:
Developing mental health problems
Substance use problems.
Mental health crises
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Severe psychotic states
Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
AUSTRALIAN EVIDENCE-BASED TRANING
MHFA Australia has 20 years of experience in providing training courses that use rigorous scientific research methods to create and evaluate their work.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Your new understanding will help to break down the stigma that prevents people from seeking professional help. Take action and become an MHFAider.
Training delivered on: Thursday and Friday
Time: 9:30am till 4:30 pm
Next available dates for 2021:
12th & 13th August
9th and 10th September
7th and 8th October
11th and 2th November
9th and 10th December
Mental Health First Aid Manuel
Certificate on completion of the 12 hours
Embrace Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training within your organisation and nurture your businesses greatest asset, your people.
MHFA is suitable training for all workplaces
Delivery of the course available on your site or my office
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