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What you’ll learn in Mental Health First Aid Online

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 online is a great choice!

It’s flexible, can fit in around your busy schedule, and you can join the course from anywhere in Australia.

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 face to face, 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.