05/03/2021 - 06/03/2021
Sessions Dates & Times
To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:
The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary course is delivered in two parts: 1) Online eLearning modules completed prior to the Zoom sessions through the Mental Health First Aid Australia website, at a cost of $55, payable direct to MHFA Australia 2) Two Zoom workshops, facilitated by Rick, at the times listed above (at a cost of $115 paid directly to the instructor)
ABOUT THE COURSE: The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary course teaches tertiary students how to assist people who have a developing mental health problem or are experiencing a mental health crisis. Course content is tailored to the student setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. This course has been adapted from the standard course and, therefore, participants complete an online Accreditation Assessment to receive a full Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation (valid for 3 years). Topics covered include: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis and substance abuse.
For more information about the course, please visit: https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/blendedonlinetertiarypublic
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Rick Handrickan is both a qualified educator and registered counsellor. His formal training includes a Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling), a Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Practice and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Rick started his career as an educator in the public school system in South Australia before becoming a fully qualified counsellor registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Rick’s experience as a mental health counsellor is varied. His roles have included: Counselling Team Leader at Ayers Rock Resort (N.T.), Student Counsellor on the Gold Coast (QLD), and Counsellor / Educational Consultant in Memphis, Tennessee (U.S.A.). Rick currently holds the position of Mental Health Counsellor and Educator with Mental Health and Counselling Partnerships (MHCP).
INSTRUCTOR TESTIMONIALS: "Very comfortable environment to speak in confidence. Enjoyable experience. Felt very supported talking about some hard subjects."
"Rick was an enthusiastic leader with well-developed knowledge of the content. He was open to communication and facilitated group activities well despite the constraints of Zoom"
"Rick is a lovely, engaging teacher who worked well to engage even the quietest students and constantly checked in on everyone’s wellbeing and understanding of the content"
"The instructor was kind as well as good at covering all aspects of each mental illness to provide myself and others with a better understanding in an engaging way"
"Rick did a very good job of teaching us. It was clear and easy to understand. I will highly recommend this course to other students"