While many people are knowledgeable about common physical health problems, there is a widespread lack of understanding when it comes to mental health. We often hear about first aid courses that teach us how to provide immediate help during medical emergencies but unfortunately, most of these courses don't address how to assist with mental health emergencies. Mental health problems are quite common and in Australia, one adult in every five experiences some form of mental illness each year. This means that we are likely to encounter someone who is going through a mental health issue in our everyday interactions. The problem is that not knowing enough and/or having negative attitudes towards mental illness can prevent people from seeking help early on, finding the right support, and being there for those who may be struggling. It's important to understand that this course is not a therapy or support group. It's an educational course that teaches you how to provide initial help to others in mental health crises. Any interested adult can attend and learn these skills.
This course is designed to teach how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness and/or going through a mental health crisis.
In this course, participants will gain knowledge about the signs and symptoms of prevalent mental health problems that can have a significant impact on individuals' lives. They will learn how to provide initial assistance, where to seek professional help, the types of help that have been proven effective through research, and how to offer mental health first aid during a crisis.
The course covers various mental health topics, including:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance abuse
Additionally, it addresses mental health crisis situations such as
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
Participants are required to be over the age of 18
A PDF certificate be emailed to your personal email address (supplied by you) upon successful completion of all training, assessment and administrative requirements. Some conditions will apply.
The course overall course duration is 2 full days. The registration and check in time is from 08:00am and the practical training and assessment commences at 08:30am sharp.
34 South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
Our trainers are highly qualified and registered with the Mental Health First Aid of Australia.
All Students must photo ID which can be either Passport or Australian Drivers Licence/Proof of Age. Medicare Card will also be required if a drivers licence is used.
$199 Per Person. NO CITB Funding eligibility available.
The following course will be delivered and the Statement of Attendance will be issued by Wellness & Healing Psychology and Counselling Centre. Dr Keyvan Abak will be conducting the training.