SHORT COURSE

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

    • 9:30am - 12:30pm AEDT

      Blended Learning

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      Mental health first aid. This course consists of 2x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions on 4 and 11 February (9:30am - 12:30pm AEDT).

    • 9:30am - 12:30pm AEST

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      Mental health first aid. This course consists of 2x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions on 22 and 29 April (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST).

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      Mental health first aid. This course consists of 2x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions on 14 and 21 June (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST).

    • 9:30am - 12:30pm AEST

      Blended Learning

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      Mental health first aid. This course consists of 2x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions on 22 and 29 August (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST).

Course Overview

Participants will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered:

- Depression
- Anxiety
- Psychosis
- Substance abuse problems

Mental health crisis situations covered:

- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug and alcohol abuse
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours

Course delivery mode: Blended learning for individuals
Course duration: One week
Learner effort: 2 x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions over one week + online learning module and application activities
CPD Points: 7
AHRI members: $550.00 
Non-member: $660.00
Enquiries: 1300 811 880 / [email protected]

Key learning outcomes

Following the training you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Understand what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

The course is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for any adult over the age of 18. Particularly relevant for professionals with leadership skills or those involved in Occupational Health and Safety.

How it works

This blended online course consists of:

Engagement:
- Pre-course tasks, including an online introductory e-learning module (approx. 5hrs duration)

Participation: 
- Online learning module inclusive of theory and practice 
- Participate in two 2x3hr live interactive learning sessions with the Open Door Coaching facilitator

Application:
- Mental Health First Aid Certification (participants have the option to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider by completing an online assessment after the course.)
- Workplace application activities and a comprehensive participant textbook containing information on how first aid can be offered across a range of scenarios.

Reflection:
- Opportunity to reflect on and share learnings with Open Door Coaching.

 

 


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