Mental Health First Aid Course – Run by our Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors
Mental Health First Aid Course in Brisbane
- Brisbane – November 14th – 15th – Taking bookings now
- Brisbane – December 5th – 6th – Taking bookings now
Mental Health First Aid Course in Sunshine Coast
If you were faced with someone who was in the midst of a mental health crisis or experiencing an emerging mental illness, would you know what to do?
Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults how to provide support to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental illness (e.g. the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience).
Just like physical first aid and the related courses, Mental Health First Aid is applied until the crisis resolves or that person undertakes professional help. Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. The Career Development Centre’s head trainer and counsellor, Tina Winchester is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor.
This course is not just for the workplace however, it is also suitable for work colleagues, parents, friends or anyone who may be experiencing mental health issues. The tools and skills gained can provide early intervention and support to someone who can then be referred on for professional treatment.
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviour
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
Developing mental health problems covered are:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Want to learn more about Mental Health First Aid? Listen to our Podcast episode dedicated to MHFA, with Tina Winchester
Did You Know:
- Did you know that 45% of Australians between the ages of 16-85 will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime? (Source ABS)
- It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year and work related mental stress Workers Compensation claims have doubled in recent years.
- By 2020, the World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide – that less than 3 years away!
Upon completion of the course you will receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
*Source: 2007 National Survey of Mental Health & Wellbeing
MHFA 2 Day Course :
Our campus is located in our Mitchelton Office, in North Brisbane
Please complete our contact form or phone on 07 3355 6688 to book your place
Enquire About Attending The Mental Health First Aid Course
Call on (07) 3355 6688 or complete the form below.
Welcome To Our Mitchelton Cottage
We hold our Mental Health First Aid Course in our Mitchelton Cottage to create a homely, relaxed atmosphere where people can feel comfortable, with plenty of parking, short walk to the train station & close to nearby cafes
Real Mental Health First Aider Testimonials
*please note, all attendees are encouraged to submit anonymous feedback to Mental Health First Aid post the course delivery, therefore names cannot be viewed or published, only the feedback itself.
“Tina took the time to answer our questions and address any concerns. She presented the material brilliantly and allowed everyone the opportunity to share their opinions and own personal experiences with mental health issues”
“Tina Winchester was a fantastic instructor. I’m so glad to have had her as my instructor for this course. Tina was so helpful, friendly and bubbly which makes doing courses like this so much more relaxing and interesting.
I was actually able to share my own journey of Mental Health with the group.
“The instructor made delivered the course content in a way that made the course very interesting and relevant. She had an excellent command of the topics at hand and was able to answer any of my questions in a clear and understandable fashion.
The instructor helped us to feel valued and included in each part of the course and reflected on how we were feeling. ”
“Amazing and very thorough instructor. Extremely impressed by the amount of time and effort she took to ensure all participants were engaging & asking questions ”
“Tina made the extremely sensitive content incredibly interesting to learn. I highly recommend Tina as a strong leader in the delivery of this course. ”