Training - Mental Health First Aid

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Want to help the mental health of your community?
A Mental Health First Aid Course is now available!

2017 COURSES

 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

First Aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

What does the Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Course Involve?

A 12-hour training course has been developed for members of the public and workplaces. This course covers how to give help in any of the following crisis situations:
• Person feeling suicidal
• Person having a panic attack
• Person who has recently experienced a traumatic event
• Psychotic person threatening violence
• Person who has overdosed

The course also trains the public to give help to people with mental health problems before a crisis develops. The problems covered are:
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use disorders

What does the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Training Course Involve?

This 4-hour course teaches how to offer mental health first aid to a person experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours. It is a stand alone course that complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course, Blended MHFA Courses and the 14 -hour Youth MHFA course. You can attend this training without having done the other courses.

Curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries. Learning outcomes of the course include:

Please note that the MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. The MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it. Specific postvention support services can be found at the beyondblue website.

What does the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Course Involve?

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a 14-hour course which teaches first aid skills for mental health crisis situations and the early stages of mental health problems.

The 14-hour Youth MHFA Course - A 14-hour course has been developed for adults working or living with adolescents. This specialist course was developed in response to the following:

1. Mental illnesses frequently first arise in adolescence and young adulthood.
2. Young people have poorer knowledge about mental  illness and how to get professional help.
3. They are particularly likely to initially need support from adults to get appropriate help.

The course covers the MHFA Action Plan and the following crisis situations and mental illnesses.

Crisis situations covered are:
• Suicidal behaviours
• Self-harm
• Acute stress reaction
• Panic attacks
• Acute psychotic behaviour

Mental health problems covered are:
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use disorders
• Eating disorders

Participants 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.

Participants receive a copy of the Youth MHFA manual to keep.

What does the Adult Mental Health First Aid Course for workers or carers supporting those with an intellectual disability) involve?

This course is for those who are supporting adults with an intellectual disability and an emerging mental health
problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

This 12 hour course firstly looks at a number of main crisis situations and then overlays the differences and symptoms when working with a client that has an intellectual disability:
• Person feeling suicidal
• Person having a panic attack
• Person who has recently experienced a traumatic event
• Psychotic person threatening violence
• Person who has overdosed

The course also trains the public to give help to people with mental health problems before a crisis develops. The problems covered are:
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Psychosis
• Substance use disorder

Who can attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Course?

Any interested adult can attend. This is an education course and not a therapy program or support group.

Is Mental Health First Aid Training Effective?

Evaluations of Mental Health First Aid training show a number of benefits:
• Better recognition of mental health problems
• Beliefs about treatment become closer to those of professionals
• Reduced stigma
• Increased confidence in providing help to others
• Greater amount of help provided to others in the
6 months following the course

Upcoming course dates for both Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

All courses now run are Edition 3

MELBOURNE 2017

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(GST is included in all course prices)


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City Training Venue

13th Floor - 200 Queen St Melbourne
We are a 10 minute walk from Melbourne Central
Or catch a train to Southern Cross, catch a tram up Bourke St which crosses Queen St and turn left (3 minute walk).
There is also a car park right next to our venue ($19.00 early bird)

9.15am to 4.45pm each day for Adult Course
9.15am to 1.15pm  for the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course
9.15am to 4.45pm each day for Youth Course

2 Day Courses

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Course - $270
Tuesday/Wednesday February 21st & 22nd
Tuesday/Wednesday April 18th & 19th
Tuesday/Wednesday June 27th & 28th
Tuesday/Wednesday September 19th & 20th
Tuesday/Wednesday November 7th & 8th

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person (4 hour course) $120
Thursday March 16th
Thursday June 29th
Thursday September 21st
Tuesday October 18th
Tuesday December 5th

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - $270
Tuesday/Wednesday March 14th & 15th
Tuesday/Wednesday July 25th & 26th

Tuesday/Wednesday November 21st & 22nd


Adult Mental Health First Aid Course - $270
(for workers or carers supporting those with an intellectual disability)
Watch this space for future dates

Course Cost $270.00 per participant

Participants will receive a comprehensive training manual, certificate upon completion and morning/afternoon tea each day. Lunch is available to purchase from the vibrant cafe scene located all around this training venue.


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Who runs Mental Health First Aid?

The Mental Health First Aid program is run by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, a national not-for-profit health promotion charity focused on training and research. More information about MFHA Australia here www.mhfa.com.au

Need a Course in Your Area?

If you can guarantee at least ten people attending our two day mental health course, we'll guarantee going anywhere in Victoria.

 

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Refunds, Cancellations and non attendance

Due to attempting to keep our costs down, in the event of a cancellation a standard handling charge of 20% will be deducted from your refund. We regret no refund will be given if notification occurs less than seven days prior to the event (we may in some circumstances offer you a place in another course should one become available).

Registering for any event confirms your attendance and all responsibility for payment of fees. All cancellations must be notified by email, fax or other written forms. All written cancellations will be responded to.

 

For Further Information Please Call (03) 9311 3316 or 0412 102 801

 

 


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