Funding boost for Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre to be used to train local staff in Aboriginal MHFA to provide assistance to indigenous people with mental health issues in Casino, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and district and Tweed Heads.
As part of AFL Richmond Football Club’s commitment to health and wellbeing, players, coaches and staff attended Mental Health First Aid training during the pre-season.
The MHFA Australia team celebrated, surprised and thanked Betty during a special party held at the Melbourne Zoo (an appropriate setting to finally meet the real Algee).
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 white-collar workers, tertiary students (free to medical and nursing students). Also available self-paced eLearning only for Pharmacists and Financial Counsellors.
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.