Provide mental health support in your workplace
The Mental Health First Aid® (Standard) two-day course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to other adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
On undertaking a short assessment your certificate is issued from MHFA™ Australia and on successful completion, you may use the title of accredited Mental Health First Aid™ Officer.
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About this course
Building a psychologically safe workplace starts from a foundation of empathy. It’s about leading with care, compassion and curiosity. And for those organisations prioritising staff mental health, the bottom line has never looked better.
The effects of mental illness can present differently in the workplace, but can often be masked just below the surface. While physical first aid is widely accepted as a 'must-have', many people do not know how to support a colleague, friend or family member with mental health challenges.
This course teaches you the skills to be prepared and confident to facilitate conversations, provide guidance, and support to colleagues and staff coping with emotional distress as an accredited Mental Health First Aid™ Officer in your workplace.
Mental health problems covered
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours
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.