Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Did you know that approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year?
Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Research has shown that MHFA helps with the following:
Knowledge: improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.
Confidence: in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem. Increases Awareness by educating the community and can also change the stigma associated with mental health challenges. Increases support provided to others in need.
MHFA is evidence-based training
MHFA courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, through developing guidelines that cover several mental health problems, crises and in different contexts.
THE STANDARD MHFA COURSE FOR INDIVIDUAL ADULTS OVER 18
You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.