Mental Health First Aid Courses
Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing a Mental Health First Aid Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.
Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Mental Health First Aid Courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, through developing guidelines that cover a number of mental health problems, crises and in different contexts. Once developed, courses are evaluated to assess the outcomes.
Half-day course for adults assisting someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Half-day course for adults assisting someone engaging in self-injury.
Why Complete a Mental Health First Aid Course?
Mental Health Blog
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