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Mental Health First Aid with Australian Red Cross [2 day event]

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Event description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are delivered under the authority of Mental Health First Aid Australia, by MHFA accredited instructors.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a digital PDF Certificate of Completion. For participants who complete the online accreditation assessment will receive a digital PDF Certificate of Accreditation.

Learning Methods:

There are no formal assessments for this course. Participants who complete this course are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider for 3 years.
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Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to respond to someone experiencing issues with mental health

  • Develop skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker

  • Make a difference to your community

  • Improve your knowledge of mental health, supports and appropriate first aid strategies

  • Improve your confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem

  • Decrease stigmatising attitudes

  • Increase the amount of support available to others around you


  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

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CPLE reserves the right to cancel or postpone a training session. If an event is cancelled, we will advise you as soon as possible and offer you an alternative training session if available or you can request a full refund. If you are unable to attend a training session, a substitute participant is welcome to attend in your place, please contact CPLE to advise of these name changes. If you wish to cancel your registration, written notice is required at least 7 working days prior to the date of the training session. A full refund will then be provided. No refunds will be given for cancellations of less than 7 working days.