Mental Health First Aid
24 November @ 9:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm$375.10
Mental illness is a major risk for organisations, leading to absence, lost productivity, and disruption. Training in Mental Health First Aid helps to create safer workplaces and communities by equipping people with practical skills to support those around them. Mental illness is estimated to cost the Australian economy $43 to $51 billion per year according to the Productivity Commission’s recent draft report into mental health. With 45% of Australians aged between 16 and 85 experiencing mental illness during their lifetime, mental illness is disrupting workplaces just like yours, but with a proactive approach it can be combated. Mental Health First Aid is an essential component of a progressive organisation’s mental health strategy. This course equips participants with the skills to recognise and appropriately support someone experiencing an emerging or worsening mental illness. The program outcomes include:
- Improved knowledge of mental illnesses and treatments.
- Knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.
- Standard MHFA Manual to keep, a Certificate of Completion and eligibility to become accredited as a Mental Health First Aider.
A Mental Health First Aider provides support until a person is able to get to appropriate professional help.