The program has been well evaluated and found to be effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and increasing helping behaviours.
Mental health first aid is the help given to someone dealing with a mental health problem or crisis. Until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. 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.
Who can attend an MHFA course?
Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course. Our instructors are trained by Mental Health First Aid TM Australia, and more information about MHFA Australia can be found at www.mhfa.com.au
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, pharmacists, fitness instructors, social workers, physiotherapists and others.
Only 5 registrations will be accepted per organisation for each community Mental Health First Aid workshop. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a dedicated training event for your organisation.
When you reserve your place at this workshop, we ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell on the day of the event or during the days leading up to it. Let us know if you can beforehand so that we are able to adjust catering.
Funded by the Aust Govt for those in & around Armidale