Mental Health First Aid Courses run in your workplace by our Accredited ‘Principal Master’ Mental Health First Aid Instructors.
Please note, we are currently pausing our face to face public courses, however we do offer flexible online course and you can click here to learn more.
If you have a private group interested in a course in Melbourne and parts of Victoria then we can arrange to training for your teams ensuring that adequate spacing and COVID guidelines are adhered too. Please call us on 1300 199 849 to discuss a potential date for your employees.
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 Victorian trainer and Psychologist, Trish Thomas, is an accredited Principal 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
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
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
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*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.