Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aid Training

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This 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to provide initial support to adults (18 years or over) who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

Mental health first aid strategies are taught in training programs provided by the Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA).

Claim CPD Points

Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for continuing professional development with their industry body. Check directly with the body you are a member of for more information.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has also been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for a number of professions. This includes Nurses, OTs, Pharmacists, Fitness Instructors, Social Workers, Physiotherapists and others.

What the course covers

Developing mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm)
  • Panic attack
  • After a traumatic event
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Aggressive behaviours

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. More information about what Mental Health First Aid courses teach here.

Course Format

This is a 12-hour course, delivered as 4 separate training modules across 4 separate Tuesday evenings.

NOTE: This training course is primarily for MHCC ACT members; staff of community-managed organisations providing mental health services, programs or supports to the ACT community.
However, it is not our intention to exclude carers and consumers who would like to attend. If you are a carer or consumer and you wish to participate in this training, please contact MHCC ACT on (02) 6249 7756 so that we can assist you.
8th May, 2018 4:30 PM   through   29th May, 2018 7:30 PM
Room 6, Level 1,,
The Griffin Centre 20 Genge Street
Canberra City, ACT 2617

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Phone: (02) 6249 7756
Event Fee(s)
Member price - I belong to a member organisation of < 6 FTE staff $ 100.00 (includes GST of $ 9.09)
Member price - I belong to a member organisation of > 6 FTE staff $ 150.00 (includes GST of $ 13.64)
Non-member (registrations for non-Members are subject to availability) $ 400.00 (includes GST of $ 36.36)

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