Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a nationally accredited program that is designed to support individuals who may be experiencing mental health concerns.
Many people are trained to deliver traditional First Aid, and they learn what to do to support someone until the professionals arrive. Mental Health First Aid is exactly the same. It is about teaching people enough skills to identify someone might be unwell, and how and where to get them the support they need.
We know that 1 in 5 people currently experience mental health concerns*, however 1 in 2 people will live with some form of mental illness in their lifetime*. This is the reality of every day Australians.
Organisations are very good at supporting the physical health of their employees however their mental health often gets pushed to the side, as not a workplace issue. However if 1 in 2 of us will experience a mental illness then how is this not a workplace issue?
MHFA is a 12 hour / 2 day program that is designed to be delivered to all individuals and employees of any level. The 2 day program covers topics such as:
- How to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, including depression, anxiety and psychosis
- How to support someone who is in crisis, including at risk of suicide
- How and where to get the individual support
- How to manage risky behaviours including drug & alcohol abuse
Program can be delivered to a group size of 12 people to a maximum of 20 people.
Alternatively we are able to deliver the program via flexible e-Learning option, which includes 7-8 hours of self guided online education followed by a 3.5 hour face to face session with the facilitator.
Other e-Learning training available includes MHFA for the White Collar worker and MHFA for Tertiary Students.
Please contact us for further details or to book your MHFA today
*2007, Australian Bureau of Statistics. National survey of Mental Health and Well being