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Mental Health First Aid

Are you interested in building your knowledge about mental health? 

 

What is the Mental Health First Aid Course?

This accredited course in mental health first aid is designed to provide you with the comprehension, skills, and assurance needed to identify, communicate, and respond effectively to mental health issues or crises experienced by co-workers, family members, or friends.

What will you gain from this course?

Under the guidance of a Registered Psychologist, you will acquire the ability to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health concerns. You'll also learn practical and evidence-based strategies for initiating supportive conversations with those in distress through a comprehensive action plan.

Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to gain insights into mental health and mental illness from individuals who have personal experience with these conditions.

Topics Covered:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Alcohol and drug-related concerns

  • Psychosis

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors

  • Panic attacks

  • Dealing with traumatic events

  • Addressing aggressive behaviors

  • Managing severe effects of alcohol or substance use

 

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider 

Upon finishing the course, participants have the opportunity to undertake an online Accreditation assessment. Successful completion of this assessment leads to the attainment of a Mental Health Aider Certificate of Accreditation, awarded by Mental Health First Aid Australia. This accreditation remains valid for a duration of 3 years.

Who can attend: Adults aged 18 years and over 

The conversations you have may save lives – You can make a difference! 

Testimonials

  • Lin's manner, knowledge and professionalism makes her the perfect facilitator for quite a emotionally inducing course.

  • Lin was a great instructor. Got us motivated and wanting to learn. Thoroughly enjoyed her training style.

  • Excellent training Lin. As someone that is rather experienced in this content I greatly appreciate the additional learning and information you provided me, I got a lot out of it. Also, as an experienced trainer, I loved how you engaged the students and created an inclusive, safe and fun learning environment. 10/10.

  • The two day course was excellent and Lin was an empathetic, informative facilitator who provided a varied, wide ranging format that kept people engaged and on task. Thank you

  • The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable. Her training style is engaging.

  • Lin Tan was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable.

  • The course was fun and was facilitated in a way that included enough information without being overloading.

  • Extremely positive. I learnt a lot about certain aspects of the mental illnesses discussed that I was not aware of previously. I feel much better prepared to have a conversation with someone about mental health.

  • Lin is a very professional psychologist and presenter. I really enjoyed this course.

  • Lin was an amazing instructor to have. Very knowledgeable and easy to engage with.

  • Very extensive knowledge shared. Equiped students with the confidence and skills to provide first aid to those in crisis with mental illness.

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