Standard Mental Health First Aid (2-Day Course)

Professional Courses

12 CPD

All

Members $190
Non-members $380
Lunch and refreshments provided

This 12-hour course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers. 

Wednesday 24 July and Wednesday 7 August 2019

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crises resolves. 

WHAT IS THE STANDARD MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE? 
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course is based on the international SMHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates. 

COURSE CONTENT
The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises: 

Developing mental health problems:

  • Depression;
  • Anxiety problems;
  • Psychosis;
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises:

  • 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.

COURSE FORMAT
This is a 12-hour course with flexible delivery. Participants receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. 

WHO CAN ATTEND A SMHFA COURSE? 
Any interested adult can attend, there are no prerequisites for the course.

WHY ATTEND A SMHFA COURSE? 
As a participant, you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem. 

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. 

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NOTE: The venue has changed from Dapto Leagues Club – New Venue: The Grange Golf Club, Princes Highway, Kembla Grange.