Most people know that mental health problems are common and disabling. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence based first aid course which, like traditional first aid, teaches an easy to remember 'Action Plan' (ALGEE) which can be drawn upon when providing support.
This course enables participants to become accredited Mental Health First Aiders after successful completion of an online assessment which is valid for 3 years.
It is invaluable in today's workplace to ensure there are people who know how to offer help to someone showing the signs and symptoms of a developing mental health problem or a mental health crisis.
During this program you will increase your knowledge of:
- The signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems and crisis situations
- How to provide initial help and seek professional help
- How to provide first aid in a crisis situation
- How to give mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan, ALGEE.
This course is suited to any adult. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather an education program to learn how to give mental health first aid to others.
This program is part of the following pathways:
Workplace mental health pathway, which includes the Managing Mental Health in the Workplace course, Mental Health Fundamentals for Executives, Mental Health Fundamentals for Managers, Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person .
OHS leadership pathway, which includes OHS law for managers and the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) masterclass for managers and supervisors.
Health and Safety Representative pathway which includes the HSR Initial OHS Training course, HSR Refresher OHS Training Course 1 and HSR Refresher OHS Training Course 2.