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What you’ll learn in Mental Health First Aid Refresher

If you’ve already completed your initial Mental Health First Aid training and gained your accreditation, then the Mental Health First Aid Refresher course is for you.

Refresher courses allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

The content of each refresher course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

What you’ll learn

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course. You will:

    • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
    • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
    • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
    • Practice mental health first aid skills.

Other options

If you’re looking for a course that is focussed on Mental Health First Aid for adults, you may like to take a look at our specific adult courses, delivered face to face, or online.

If you want to study Mental Health First Aid skills to use with young people, then the Youth Mental Health First Aid course might be if interest.

What you’ll learn in Youth Mental Health First Aid

If you are working with youth, or have an interest in the mental health of young people, the Youth Mental Health First Aid course will suit you.

You’ll learn about the experiences of young people and how they develop mental health problems, the common signs and symptoms, and a model for having a safe conversation with a young person about their mental health.

It’s focussed on the specific need of young people, and gives adults the skills needed to help young people with their mental health.

What you’ll learn

  • An overview of youth mental health and Mental Health First Aid
  • Common myths and misunderstandings about mental illness
  • The common signs and symptoms of a mental health issue in youth
  • How to approach young people 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 youth experience
  • How to encourage young people to get professional help
  • A range of options and places for youth to access professional help

Mental Health Issues Covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Eating Disorders

Mental health crises covered:

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

Other options

If you’re looking for a course that is focussed on Mental Health First Aid for adults, you may like to take a look at our specific adult courses, delivered face to face, or online.

If you have already undertaken your Mental Health First Aid qualification, a refresher program might be a good fit for you.

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.

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.

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