A new review of Mental Health First Aid published in PLoS ONE by researchers in the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne provides an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence for this public health training program.
On Friday, May 18th 2018, Netflix will release season 2 of the television show ‘13 Reasons Why’. Although we are not sure what will be included in the second season, we do know that season 1 included many themes that were distressing to many viewers, particularly for those who have mental health problems, or have experienced thoughts of suicide.
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Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training aims to fill this gap.
MHFA has a network of over 1000 accredited Instructors delivering training in communities and workplaces across Australia . To find a course in your area, use the Course Calendar or Find an Instructor in your area.
Providing flexibility in training, Blended MHFA Courses combine eLearning and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training. Currently available for workplaces, tertiary students and pharmacists. Also available self-paced eLearning only for Financial Counsellors and Legal Professionals.
Our intensive week long Instructor Training Courses accredit suitable candidates to become MHFA Instructors who can deliver courses in their community or workplace. MHFA Australia provides ongoing support and professional development to accredited MHFA Instructors.
The Mental Health First Aid International Manual is most relevant to people living in developed countries, which have established mental health care systems equivalent in standard to those in Australia and where the culture could be described as Western. Available now in the shop.