Provide mental health support in your workplace
Being an accredited Mental Health First Aid Officer can be a life-changing and rewarding experience! With Mental Health First Aid®, you can become a support system for those in need of guidance, empowering them to take the necessary steps towards safeguarding their mental wellbeing.
With this course, you can learn how to respond with compassion and understanding when someone is facing a difficult time - enabling us all work together building healthier communities! Learn how to guide those in need towards professional assistance while also potentially helping them weather their crisis—try your hand at becoming certified today!
Taking a short assessment can unlock the doors to becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aid™ Officer! If you successfully complete it, your certificate is issued from Mental Health First Aid® Australia— what are you waiting for? Unlock your potential and take that important step in supporting others with mental health needs.
About this course
Mental health is one of the critical components to a successful and well-run organisation. Empathy, care, compassion and curiosity should be at the forefront when it comes to creating an environment suitable for mental wellness. With physical first aid as accepted standard practice in some workplaces - why not take your workplace wellbeing efforts further by becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aid™ Officer? This course will provide you with essential skills so that you can effectively support colleagues dealing with emotional distress while also boosting your bottom line!
Mental health problems covered
We all have different mental health needs, and this course is here to help you understand them. This enlightening program will discuss depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, and substance use issues - exploring the various aspects of each.
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered
This course offers a deep dive into how to support those in distress and help them move through their Mental health crisis, including managing suicidal thoughts and behaviours, calming panic attacks or the aftermath of traumatic events, understanding severe psychotic states and drug use effects. Let's all learn the best ways to assist others so they can get back on track!
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours
Become certified in Mental Health First Aid from the comfort of your own home!
The online Mental Health First Aid (Standard) course is delivered as an initial self-paced e-learning component, followed by two instructor-led sessions of approximately 3 hours of training each conducted via video conferencing. These sessions are held over two separate days, one week apart.
The course is interactive and is not delivered in a “lecture” type format. Participants must attend with their camera and microphone turned on. We reserve the right to request that participants leave the training environment should they refuse to do so.
To participate in the course, you must first finish the self-paced eLearning modules. After that, you can attend the instructor-led sessions.
Each participant must have access to a minimum of the following resources to complete the instructor-led sessions:
- Computer with reliable internet access and keyboard
- Web camera
- Headsets and/or speaker system
- Ability to access Adobe PDF documents
The Mental Health First Aid™ (MHFA) course is a training program of Mental Health First Aid® Australia. Copyright remains with Mental Health First Aid® Australia. All rights reserved. For more information, visit mhfa.com.au.