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Standard Mental Health First Aid - North Coast, NSW

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This course runs over 2 days (12 hours), from 9am to 3:30pm on the two dates selected (start and finish dates ONLY, not any days in-between).


Government health data indicates that about 1 in 5 Australian adults meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis in any given year!


What is Standard MHFA?

Standard MHFA teaches PRACTICAL and EVIDENCED BASED strategies to support a person experiencing a mental health problem, worsening of a problem or a crisis.

Every Australian should do this course.


The great news is that effective early strategies can greatly reduce the chances of a mental health problem effecting relationships, educational opportunity and general wellbeing or contributing to other social problems.

There has been considerable research done around the effectiveness of this training. Many high-profile people have advocated for this course, including former POTUS Barack Obama and Michelle Obama advocated for this course to address mental health issues in American schools. MHFA was developed in Australia but is now taught in over 30 countries worldwide. 

MHFA has been proven through research to increase understanding of common Mental Health problems. MHFA training has even been shown to lower the incidence of mental health problems among those people who have been trained!


Modules covered include: Australian Mental Health Data, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Substance Use, Suicide Prevention, Responses to Trauma, Psychosis, Aggressive Behaviour and Deliberate Self Injury.

Learn more about the 12 Hour Standard MHFA Course at our website..


Our Instructors:

About Mark: 

Mark Smith is a Principal Master MHFA Instructor.

Mark's CV includes High School Deputy Principal, Special Education Teacher Medical Assistant, Aged Care Assistant and a broad range of community support roles. Mark is approachable, knowledgeable and utilises humour and significant personal narratives to engage participants in the course material.

Mark works for MHFA International as a consultant trainer of MHFA Instructors. Mark's deep insights into adolescents, mental health and education combine to provide participants with a unique experience in this training.

About Trish:
Presenter Tricia Siva is an instructor of teen and Youth MHFA. Tricia’s open and energetic instructor style is underpinned with significant academic background including a Bachelor of Psychological Science, and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and is a member of the Australian Facilitators network.

Tricia has a passion for improving the mental health and wellbeing of all people in our communities with a particular interest in young people and those in contact with adolescents.

Find out more about Mark and Trish on our website.


Note: There is no catering included in this event. Participants can bring their own food to be consumed off-site or there are many options nearby.

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Cancellations and Refunds Policy ​ Refunds - Customer requested cancellations 28 Days or more - Full Refund 28 - 14 Days - 75% Refund 14 - 7 Days - 50% Refund Under 7 Days - Nil Refund 1 x free name change on any ticket $55 fee to reschedule to a future course Cancellations by Safer Communities A full refund or re-schedule to a future course All cancellations by Safer Communities will be notified by email to the email address supplied at registration