This course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.
Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
Any interested adult can attend. This is an education course. All instructors of this course are trained by Mental Health First Aid Australia.
The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Developing mental health problems covered:
Depression, Anxiety problems, Psychosis, Substance use problems.
Mental health crises covered:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Non-suicidal self-injury, Panic attacks, Traumatic events, Severe psychotic states, Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use, Aggressive behaviours. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these 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 (4 modules, each 3 hours). The course is delivered over two days (7/11/2014 and 21/11/2014). Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
- Paul Kelman – Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Mental Health First Aid Trainer
- Barb Bowler – Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
- Cathy Boyle – Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
- Paul, Barb and Cathy are experienced presenters and experts in the field of Mental Health.