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Certification Mental Health First Aid

What you’ll learn in Mental Health First Aid in person

You’ll learn about the common mental illnesses, along with their signs and symptoms. You’ll also learn about how to have a safe conversation with someone you’re worried about.

Dealing with a mental health crisis is also covered. You’ll leave the course feeling confident regarding mental health and mental illness.

Choosing to study Mental Health First Aid in person is a great way to go for people who enjoy face to face learning.

We offer this course in person on our public programs, and can also run it for yoru team or organisation.

Here’s a little bit more about the program.

What you’ll learn

  • An overview of mental health, and Mental Health First Aid
  • Common myths and misunderstandings about mental illness
  • The common signs and symptoms of a mental health issue
  • How to approach someone about their mental health
  • How to assess the severity of the situation
  • What to do in a mental health crisis situation
  • Practical skills to intervene in real-world mental health situations
  • How to encourage someone to get professional help
  • A range of options and places to access professional help

Mental Health Issues Covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

 

Other options to consider

If you’d prefer to study with us online, that’s also possible – click here.

If you’ve already done your initial training, consider doing a refresher course instead

Working with young people? The Youth Mental Health First Aid course might suit you.