Standard Mental First Aid Course
This 12-hour 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 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
Participants will learn 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.
This is a 12-hour course face-to-face. Course participants receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.
As a participant, you will gain an improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem. Any interested adult can attend - there are no prerequisites for this course.
Mental Health First Aid Manuel
Morning and Afternoon Tea
Certificate on completion of the 12 hours
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