Education & Training

Standard Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Learn how to assist adults 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.

 
The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

Upcoming Dates:

Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec @ The Biomechanics, Footscray VIC

 

Sat 7th & Sun 8th Dec @ Wolli Creek, NSW

> 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, 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.


The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.  This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

  • Eating disorders

 

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

Upcoming Dates:

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> 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury(NSSI) - 4hr Workshop

Learn how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

 

The term ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (NSSI) describes a behaviour where a person deliberately or purposefully hurts themselves. It is used to refer to self-injury that is not intended to result in death.

This 4-hr course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Topics Covered:

  • Why people engage in self-injury

  • How to talk to someone about their self-injury

  • How to help the person stay safe

  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help

  • How to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Upcoming Dates:

> 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Suicidal Persons - 4hr Workshop

Learn how to identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

This 4-hr course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Topics Covered:

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide

  • How to confidently support a person in crisis

  • How to help the person stay safe

  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help.

Upcoming Dates:

> 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

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