Blended Online-Community Mental Health First Aid Training
The Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.
In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
Mental health first aid skills learnt by participants in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of community/public course participants.
WHAT’S THE FORMAT?
Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Community Course includes two course components.
Course Component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing sessions (2 x 2.5 hours) follows completion of Course Component 1 – eLearning.
Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (4-6 hours)
The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.
Course Component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)
Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.
Both course components of the course are to be completed within a 3-month period.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.
WHY ATTEND A COURSE?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
• An understanding of mental health problems in the workplace
• How to recognise the signs in an employee who may be developing a mental health problem
• How Mental Health First Aid can help in the workplace
MHFA COURSE ACCREDITATION
Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become Accredited.