2-day Mental Health First Aid Couse Launceston (August 22-23) 2023
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider!
Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skills. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about. During a MHFA course, participants will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help.
Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations 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
Course Format & Venue:
The course is run over 2 days, from 9am - 4pm (including breaks). The venue is Launceston Conference Centre, located at the Door of Hope building in South Launceston, there is ample free parking while you attend this important training, with Tea and Coffee provided in the training room. There is also a café onsite should you wish to buy lunch or barista coffee at the venue - we will break for a 1 hour lunch break each day, allowing you ample time to rest in between classes.
About the instructor:
This course will be taught by Zac Lockhart, the Founder of Mental Health Learning Australia.
Zac is an engaging & experienced instructor, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the courses he facilitates, and was recognised in 2016 as Tasmania's Young Australian of the year for his efforts in Mental Health Advocacy.
Zac currently delivers training for both public courses, and private bookings for organisations wishing to train their staff in Mental Health First Aid.
In addition, Zac delivers regular MHFA training to The Salvation Army in Tasmania, where he is employed part-time as the Night Street Team Coordinator for Tasmania. Zac enjoys bringing this experience of providing Mental Health First Aid into his courses, providing engaging anecdotes and stories that add depth, understanding and context to the course content.
Recent Student Feedback:
"I enjoyed the mental health first aid course very much. The instructor Zac was welcoming and very knowledgeable. The group atmosphere was also welcoming and I enjoyed the group tasks. The content was informative and easy to understand and the instructor presented the course in a way, that I felt comfortable to ask questions."
"Zac was absolutely brilliant as an instructor. He was engaging and ensured that the whole class were involved in both discussion and activities. It was obvious that he had strong knowledge of the area of learning. He was so casual and relaxed, yet very professional in his approach."
"Zac did an excellent role, made every participant feel like an important member of the class and made sure the environment was safe and allowed for candid discussion where appropriate"
"Zac delivered the course content in a very professional manner with a 'no question is a stupid question' manner. I felt comfortable asking questions as required. The content was presented in an interesting way with a great ice breaker to kickstart the training and group atmosphere."
"Excellent instructor, knowledgeable and easy to interact with."
"Zac did a fantastic job, I found him engaging and easily approached, he made it interesting and easily navigated the material with time constraints. Very good trainer."