A 2022 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that about 1 in 5 Australians had experienced a mental health issue in the previous 12 months. That means mental illness is a growing problem, and it’s something that effective managers need to be on the lookout for. To ensure you’re equipped to deal with the mental wellbeing of your employees, MiTraining offers mental health first aid training courses both online and in-person.
MiTraining delivers courses designed by Mental Health First Aid Australia. MHFA is on a mission to provide high quality mental health education to everybody, and MiTraining is here to support that goal. During our mental health first aid course, you will learn to understand mental health needs and support your team like never before. Our 2-day course discusses some of the most common mental illnesses, including:
- Substance use
Face to Face Mental Health First Aid™ Courses
Our standard two-day mental health first aid course is designed for adults (18 years and over) from every level of your business. During the course you will learn how to provide initial support to other adults that are experiencing or developing a mental health problem. The initial aid you provide can make all the difference, which is why our courses are structured to cover major mental health events like:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or drug use
- Aggressive behaviours
The focus of our mental health first aid course is to prepare you with the skills and confidence to approach these issues. Our courses offer training on the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, improving your literacy and allow you to provide effective support. By building your confidence in handling mental health issues, you’ll be able to help your team, build stronger workplaces and improve the wellbeing of the people around you.
Blended Online Delivery Mental Health First Aid™ Courses
MiTraining offers both face-to-face and blended online mental health first aid courses. Because our courses are designed to be interactive, you will be required to actively participate in at least some class time. If you can’t make time for a two-day face-to-face course, our blended online option allows you to study from the comfort of your own home.
Following the course materials provided by Mental Health First Aid® Australia, our blended courses use a mix of elearning and instructor-led video conferencing sessions. During the blended course you’ll have the freedom to complete the elearning portion of your training in your own time. Once you’ve completed the self-paced elearning component, you’ll take part in two video conferencing sessions led by an instructor. These interactive video sessions allow you to apply the things you’ve learned and practise your skills in approaching mental health conversations with other adults.
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider®
Becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aider® is an incredibly rewarding experience! With so many Australians suffering from, or being affected by, mental health issues, learning how to help your colleagues, friends, family and community is an amazing skill. During our mental health first aid course you’ll undertake training and learn how to be a support system for those around you, empowering them to improve their mental wellbeing.
Upon completion of MiTraining’s mental health first aid course, you will undergo a short assessment. We will issue you with a certificate from Mental Health First Aid® Australia, and you will be able to use the title of accredited Mental Health First Aid™ Officer. The title and your accreditation signify your literacy and understanding of mental health issues. Not only does this help boost your resume, it means you can make a real difference to the lives of the people you are closest to.
MiTraining delivers mental health first aid courses on a regular basis. You can explore our start dates above, or talk to us to book your mental health first aid course today.