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Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to provide initial support to another adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adults
  • Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation
  • Know the barriers to help-seeking and how to overcome these
  • Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses, risk factors and treatments and supports available
  • Apply self-care practices as a Mental Health First Aider

This course covers common and disabling mental health problems and crisis situations. Participants learn how to apply mental health first aid to adults across a range of situations, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance-use problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Traumatic events

Those who complete the course and a short assessment become accredited for 3 years as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support when it matters most.

This two-day course is recognised by Suicide Prevention Australia as a safe, high-quality, and effective suicide prevention program.

For more information regarding the course:

  • Click here to give you an idea of ‘what to expect’ with the MHFA course and what it covers.
  • FAQs about the course can be accessed here

The course will be held in a Launceston at the Launceston Conference Centre from 9am to 4pm on the 12th and 13th of June 2024.

For more information please contact or call us on 6223 5612

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