Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.
The course is a 12 hour course held over 2 consecutive days of 6 hours each.
At the completion of this course you should have the skills and knowledge to:
- understand the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
- provide initial help to someone developing a mental illness
- know where and how to get professional help,
- know what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
- provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Konekt offers a unique tailoring option, enabling you to mix and match sessions to meet the specific training needs of your organisation. Ask us for more details.Please note not all of our courses are available at each training location. For further information regarding training and dates of available courses please contact your nearest Konekt office.