Mental Health First Aid (Standard)
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Mental Health First Aid is the nationally accredited training for individuals and teams to be able to effectively respond to mental health issues.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems. MHFA courses will teach you how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis. You’ll learn how to help someone to access the support they might need for the successful management of symptoms as part of their recovery journey. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing support through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.
What’s more, you’ll be able to actively reduce stigma in your community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.
12-hour Standard MHFA Course
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Developing mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
There are no prerequisites for this MHFA training course.
There is no assessment process for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid.
On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Caitlin Marshall is the co-founder of Rumpus. She is qualified in social work and community development, and has worked in therapeutic direct practice settings including sexual assault services, youth work, homelessness and eating issues and disorders.
She is an experienced trainer and facilitator, having taught Cert IV Community Services and Cert IV Social Housing at Swinburne TAFE, tutored first year Social Work at Victoria University, facilitated a range of support groups and training, and founded an organisation that mentors community members in how to facilitate workshops!
Caitlin also currently works as a trainer for Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, and regularly delivers training to staff teams on Managing Vicarious Trauma in the Workplace, Responding to Disclosures of Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Understanding Consent, Sex and Ethics.
Caitlin co-designed MakeShift, a creativity on prescription program that connects creative practices to treatment for mental health and social isolation.
Rumpus is a non-profit social enterprise that uses purposeful play as a tool to strengthen, unlock and build mentally healthy communities and workplaces.
Our MakeShift: Creativity on Prescription program is pioneering alternative mental health support in NSW.
Refunds are available 1 month prior to the event