MHFA Australia accredited
Mental Health First Aid course
MELBOURNE NESA OFFICE
Thursday 26 & Friday 27 March 2020
Arrive 9am for a 9:30am start
9 in every 20 Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime…
Despite what many people think, mental health concerns are neither rare nor marginal. Everyone has a responsibility to be able to recognise and respond to signs of mental health issues in others, especially those who work in a client services capacity.
The nationally accredited Mental Health First Aid course authorised by MHFA Australia and delivered by MHFA Australia accredited instructors, to be delivered in the NESA Melbourne office.
About the course:
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course is delivered over two days.
What will be covered:
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
- Explore different options for supporting a person with mental health problems
- Understand the prevalence of mental illness in Australia
- Identify where to get support
- Understand why early intervention is key
- Identify when a colleague may be depressed
- Understand suicide and its warning signs
- Learn what to do if someone mentions suicide
- Identify when a colleague may be suffering anxiety
- Understand the different anxiety disorders
- Know how to help a colleague manage a panic attack
- Know what to do if a colleague has suffered trauma
- Learn to spot serious mental health issues, including psychosis & bipolar disorder
- Understand what to do if you witness a psychotic episode
- Identify the signs of substance abuse in the workplace
- Understand types of drugs and their effects
- Know how to handle a colleague with a substance abuse related disorder
Regan Jensen is a highly experienced Trainer and Allied Health professional with extensive experience in the Disability sector, Occupational Rehabilitation, Project Management and Counselling. Regan is passionate about empowering people through training and providing opportunities for growth taking into account each individual’s unique circumstances and aspirations in life.
Regan’s most recent engagement was with the Department of Industry on consultation between community and government to identify economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
For many years Regan worked at the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services (CRS) where she developed educational and occupational rehabilitation programs for clients with variety of disabilities and injuries. Regan has also worked for TAFE NSW supporting students with a Neurological and Psychiatric Disability.
Prices are inclusive of GST
Prices are inclusive of GST