Mental Health Training Courses For Adults
In Australia, we have made a lot of progress in opening up the discussion around mental health. But, there is still a long way to go to meet the needs of people who are struggling and for those that care and support them. We know the statistics of 1 in 4 living with a mental illness in any given year, that mental illness is the 3rd leading cause of disability burden, and in 2016 2,866 people tragically lost their lives to suicide. In our mind, that is 2.866 people too many.
But, did you know that only approximately 35% of people with mental health issues seek help?
Early intervention is proven to have a substantial impact on whether a person gets help and goes on to live well. The difference we can make in ensuring people get to help sooner is by helping reduce the stigma, increase our knowledge and awareness of the issue, and acquire the skills and confidence to have the right conversation. Are you OK? is just the start…
Standard Mental Health First Aid Training (SMHFA)
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional and other help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. Our Mental Health First Aid Instructors are fully accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia and undergo regular certification to ensure courses are delivered to the highest standards.
Mental Health Problems
Mental Health Crisis Situations
This is a 12-hour course, which can be delivered as either:
- A 2-day course (6 hours + breaks per day), OR
- As 4 separate training modules (3 hours each).
Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
Who is this course for?
Any interested adult can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.
Where do I sign up?
We run targeted courses with organisations so that participants can benefit from shared learning, shared experiences, and so that delivery can be customised and relevant to their needs. Click on the button below to talk to one of our team.