Standard Mental Health First Aid
who is it for?
This course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to other adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Participants are eligible to complete an online accreditation assessment in order to receive Mental Health First Aider Accreditation valid for 3 years.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions.
What is covered?
The course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis by using the MHFA Action Plan. Course participants learn the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered in this course are:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered in this course are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
What is the Format?
This is a 12 hour course, which can be delivered over either:
- 2 days (6 hours each day), or
- 4 sessions (3 hours each session)
what can meeting minds provide?
Meeting Minds will faciltate the course at your place of work or nominated location and bring all necessary training equipment and materials. Course participants receive a MHFA action plan wallet card, MHFA manual and Certificate of Completion.
Upcoming public courses are listed here. We will also facilitate at a location of your choice for a minimum of 6 participants.