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Refresher Mental Health and First Aid

Date: Monday 30 March 2020
Location: Eva Burrows College 100 Maidstone Street Ringwood, Victoria, Australia

This refresher course will equip you with knowledge and confidence to recognise and respond to a situation where a person is developing mental health problems. You will be equipped with resources to provide aid until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. 

Why attend an MHFA course?

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.  It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provide.

Course Structure

This is a certified program delivered over one full day and is designed for people in contact with individuals with mental ill-health, or concerned and caring for colleagues, friends or family members.

Course Content

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to provide that initial support and link them to appropriate professional support.

Mental health problems covered: Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Substance misuse.

Mental health crises covered: Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, Non-suicidal self-injury, Panic attacks, Traumatic events, Severe psychotic states, Acute effects from alcohol or other drug use, Aggressive behaviours.

For more information

Contact christine.pickens@salvationarmy.org.au  to discuss how this course can be offered at your site or go to Learn to discover the next available course at Eva Burrows College