Mental health first aid refresher course

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Course Name

MHFA – Mental health first aid course

Course Code
MHFA – Mental health first aid course
Course Delivery

No Online Assessment

Course Duration

12 Hours (2 Days) – Options Available

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Course Cost

$189 (may vary)

Is the course nationally accredited?

No, accredited by MHFA

Previously Known as

Mental health
MHFA
Mental Illness
Depression symptoms
Schizophrenia

Available Discounts

Group Booking Discounts Available

MHFA - Mental Health First Aid Course

First Aid Pro offer a complete suite of nationally accredited first aid courses throughout Australia. Our MHFA – Mental Health First Aid course is accredited through Mental Health Australia. The course is designed to equip students with all the skills and knowledge to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, how to approach a person to talk about mental health issues, how to encourage a person to seek professional help and where to go to receive the help they need. The course covers many common mental health issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal behaviours.

Mental illness affects 3.2 million people in Australia annually and by raising the community and workplace mental health awareness level and providing the skills to recognise a problem is hugely beneficial; many mental health sufferers delay seeking help hoping the problem will just go away. However, early intervention can have a significant beneficial impact on a person’s prognosis.

Mental Health First Aid course is ideal for people who manage staff members, people working in government, social services and health-related fields, or individuals just wanting to know how to help a loved one recognise and overcome the disabling symptoms of mental illness. Raising the level of awareness of mental health issues in the workplace can help create a safe and supportive work environment as staff have the skills and knowledge to support those experiencing mental health issues and guide then towards help.

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Pro your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all of our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email courses@firstaidpro.com.au.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course Duration

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour, classroom-based course. Training can be spread out over 2 days (6 hours per day), or over two weeks (1 day per week). 

Workplaces – MHFA On-Site Group Bookings

Mental Health First Aid Training can be conducted at your workplace, or a location that suits your requirements Australia wide.  Workplace training is offered 7 days a week.  Call First Aid Pro on (08) 7120 2570 to discuss your requirements or fill in the enquiry for HERE.

No Online Workbook or E-learning Required

Our Mental Health First Aid courses do not require students to undertake any pre-course learning, reading or pre-course assessments.

Mental Health First Aid Certificate

When you complete Mental Health First Aid with First Aid Pro, you’ll receive an MHFA Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Completion to take away with you on the day.

A few days after your accredited MHFA training, Mental Health First Aid Australia will invite you to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. This accreditation will last for 3 years.  To become an accredited mental health first aider, you need to take a free online assessment.  The online assessment usually lasts between 15 to 30 minutes and consists of 15 multiple choice and true/false questions on topics you have covered during the training. All students will be given a comprehensive Mental health First Aid booklet to take away with them and this can be used for reference during the assessment.

USI Requirements

As Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is accredited directly through Mental Health First Aid Australia there is no requirement for students to have a USI number for certification purposes.

Mental health first aid course locations across Adelaide

Adelaide CBD – 3/50 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
Marion – Marion Hotel Function Room, 849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park 5043
Morphett Vale – 12/230 Main South Road Morphett Vale 5162
Mount Barker – Mount Barker Town Hall, Cnr Gawler & Stephen St Mount Barker
Mount Gambier – Mount Gambier RSL, 16 Sturt St, Mount Gambier South Australia, 5290
Salisbury – U6/89 John Street, Salisbury, SA 5108
Mawson Lakes – Mawson Lakes Hotel 10 Main Street Mawson Lakes, SA 5095
Port Adelaide – 9 Queen St, Alberton SA 5014
Murray Bridge – 212 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
Tonsley MAB – 1284 South Rd, Clovelly Park, Adelaide SA 5042
Tonsley Hotel – 1274 South Rd, Clovelly Park SA 5042

Mental health first aid training content covered

First Aid Pro Adelaide’s Mental Health First Aid course includes:

  • Introduction to mental health
  • The symptoms and behaviours associated with a developing or existing mental health issue
  • Where to get professional help
  • Mental Health First Aid and the ALGEE protocol
  • First Aid for developing mental health problems
  • First Aid for mental health crises
  • Mental health treatments and support for
  • Depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety, panic attacks and traumatic events
  • Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar
  • Substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders and aggressive behaviours
  • Mental Health Resources

First Aid Certificate

The Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by First Aid Pro which is accredited with Mental Health First Aid Australia. This course may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development if you’re in the healthcare industry. You’ll be receiving a Mental Health First Aid certificate from Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA).

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