Standard Mental Health First Aid, 2-Day Course

March 27, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) - March 28, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
March 27, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) - March 28, 2024 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Location: NSWNMA, 50 O'Dea Avenue Waterloo 2017
CPD Hours: 6
Cost: Members $250, Non-members $350, lunch and refreshments provided

Learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family, co-workers and other adults. 

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults 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.

This is a 12-hour course delivered over 2 x 6 hour days.

Why attend a MHFA course?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

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.

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited.

Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.

Please read the NSWNMA Education Cancellation, Refund and Catering Policy prior to registering for this course.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

A CPD Certificate will be provided to attendees at the end of the seminar.

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