A 2 day workshop to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help those developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The aim of the course is to provide you with the skills required to administer "Mental Health First Aid". Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
The philosophy behind the course is that mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention with people developing mental disorders. If crises do arrive, then members of the public can take action to reduce the harms that could result, just as they would use their General First Aid skills for a physical injury.
Mental Health problems covered:
- Substance abuse
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
- Aggressive behaviours.
This is a 12 hour course (4 modules, each 3 hours). Course participants receive a copy of the MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion. Successful participants will then be eligible to apply for formal accreditation.
Attendance counts towards 12 hours CPD for psychologists, nurses, teachers and many more professions.
Dates: To be advised
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Facilitated by: Joe Alberts (Clinical Psychologist) For more information click here.
Cost: $350 + GST
Enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note - this workshop will run subject to sufficient participants.