Remote learning

Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace - Remote Learning

27 October - 29 October 2021
11 November - 12 November 2021
9 December - 10 December 2021

Remote learning

Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace - Remote Learning

27 October - 29 October 2021
11 November - 12 November 2021
9 December - 10 December 2021

Learn how to provide initial support to those who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis – invaluable in and out of the workplace.

The Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.

In this informative and practical course you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course focuses on the workplace and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients, and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance to existing workplace supports and external professional help.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course includes two course components.

 

Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (5-7 hours)

The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises 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 behaviour

 

Course Component 2 – Instructor-led virtual sessions (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

Course Component 2 follows completion of Course Component 1 – eLearning. Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.

Course Component 2 provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Both course components of the course are to be completed within a 3-month period.

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

Participants

Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Duration

Self-paced interactive eLearning component (5-7 hours)

Instructor-led virtual sessions (2 x 2.5 hours)

Note

Once enrolled, participants will be issued a voucher to complete their self-paced eLearning.

Technology Requirements:

Latest version of an internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, or Safari. Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Versions of Java and Flash should also be up-to-date.

Learning pathway

For managers – Managing Mental Health in the Workplace and Mental Health Fundamentals for Managers.

 

Training FAQs

Can I use credits or entitlements when booking a training course online?

Credits and entitlements cannot be applied online. Kindly contact a customer service consultant on 03 8662 5211, email customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au

Why can't I see the member price when I try to make a booking online even though I am a member?

Kindly contact a customer service consultant on 03 8662 5211, or email customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au A login & password can be set up for you to access your member account.

Why am I unable to access member resources and member pricing when I log into my account?

Your membership account may be currently on suspend. If you  like, we can send you through a copy of your renewal invoice. Kindly call a customer service consultant to assist you on 03 8662 5211, or email customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au

Who should I contact if I am having trouble completing a registration online?

The Customer Service team would be happy to complete the registration for you. Simply advise the following: 1. The event name and session (i.e. date and time) 2. the attendees name, email address, position title (and dietary requirements if in-person) 3. how much of available credits should be applied to the registration. Email your response to Customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au or via phone on 03 8662 5211

What should I do if I am unable to log into my Victorian Chamber account?

The Customer Service team can manually reset your Victorian Chamber online account and email you further information on the login details. Please email Customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au or via phone on 03 8662 5211 and provide your membership number or trading name, your name, email address, and contact number. We will then arrange for  a new password.

 

Are all courses delivered online as well as in-person?

Most of our courses are offered online as well as in-person.  However, due to the content and structure of some courses they may be offered either online or in-person. If you cannot find the course you are after, please email Customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au or call the Cutomer Service Team on 03 8662 5211

How are Online courses delivered?

Online courses ae delivered using zoom. Details on how to log in,  the zoom link and course  materials will be emailed to the participant prior to the course commencement.

Does the Victorian Chamber offer WorkSafe approved courses?

Yes, the Victorian Chamber offers 4 WorkSafe approved courses.  1. HSR Initial OHS Training Course  2. HSR Refresher OHS Training Course (Plant)   3. HSR Refresher OHS Training Course (Work-related Violence)  4.HSR Refresher OHS Training Course (Work-related Stress)                                            

If an organisation has several staff that require training, can courses be delivered onsite?

Yes, all of our courses can be delivered onsite. Most courses can be tailored to suit your  requirements. For more information contact our onsite team on 03 8662 5196 or email onsitetraining@victorianchamber.com.au

Does the Chamber offer self-paced learning?

Yes, we offer self-paced learning. The details are available on our website.

Can I use credits or entitlements to pay towards a training course?

Yes, you can use credits or entitlemets to pay towards a training course. Kindly contact a customer service consultant on 03 8662 5211, or email customerservice@victorianchamber.com.au

Can I use credits or entitlements to pay towards onsite training?

Yes, you can use credits or entitlemets to pay towards onsite training. . For more information contact our onsite team on 03 8662 5196 or email onsitetraining@victorianchamber.com.au

DATE AND TIME

Wednesday, 27 October 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday, 29 October 9:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, 11 November 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday, 12 November 9:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, 09 December 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday, 10 December 9:00am - 11:30am

Location

Remote Learning

Cost

Member:

$670.00 (No GST)

Non member:

$770.00 (No GST)

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