Mental Health Consulting & Training
We are passionate about a mentally healthy society and that people should be supported to lead a full and contributing life, whether that be in the workplace, in the community, or at home. We’ve had years of experience internally in organisations setting up frameworks and models to improve and enhance the experience for employees, to working in the community, providing training, advice, and designing programs for not-for-profit, volunteer, and community organisations.
Let us help you decide the most effective ways to positively impact the mental health of the people you work with and care about.
Corporate & Community Mental Health Consulting
Never has it been more important to create a safe place for the people we work with and care for. That doesn’t just mean making it physically safe, but psychologically safe for them too. With so many programs and offerings out there now to choose from, how do you know what will work best for your organisation? No matter how small, or big, your ambitions are, we can help you assess your needs, design and develop an approach, and determine which programs will best suit the outcomes you’re looking to achieve.
Mental Health Training
We can also help you with your mental health training needs. We have accredited instructors to deliver the Mental Health First Aid program, and can work with you and your teams to train your people and teach them vital skills and improve their knowledge about mental health problems.
Mental Health First Aid for Adults (Standard)
This 12-hour course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family and co-workers.
It teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem such as depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, and substance use problems.
It also teaches how to support an adult experiencing a mental health crisis such as suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use, aggressive behaviours.
Mental Health First Aid Standard Refresher Training
This 4-hour face-to-face course allows people who have previously completed a 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
In this course you will:
- Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
- Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
- Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
- Practice mental health first aid skills.
Mental Health First Aid for Older Persons (65+ years)
In this 12-hour OPMHFA course participants learn the skills and gain confidence to assist older people (65+) experiencing mental health problems.
It covers the following: depression, anxiety problems, confusion, dementia, and psychosis in the older person, and associated mental health crisis situations such as delirium, unsafe behaviours, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, and aggressive behaviours. Participants are taught how to help by applying the MHFA Action Plan.