07/10/2021 - 14/10/2021
Sessions Dates & Times
To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:
Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Community Course
Become a Mental Health First Aider in 2021 and support family, friends and colleagues! To register for the course visit;
The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults and teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting.
The course cost is $165 inc GST, which includes the two virtual Instructor led workshops. Register via the Eventbrite link above.
The e-learning component must be purchased separately from MHFA and completed prior to the first workshop. The cost for the e-learning is $88. Therefore, total course to become a Mental Health First Aider is $253. The e-learning takes 5-7 hours to complete and must be completed prior to the first virtual workshop.
Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.
Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.
Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning ($88 inc GST), purchase from MHFA SHOP, Selecting; 1 × eLearning Component of the Blended MHFA Community Course Including hard copy manual.
Topics covered in the e-learning include;
- Developing mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours.
Course component 2 - Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions) ($165 Inc GST)
This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.
The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course. In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:
- Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
- Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
- Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
- Discuss and reflect 'a where to from now' in using mental health first aid skills
- Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.
I look forward to meeting you in the course. If you have any further questions in the meantime, please contact me on email@example.com or 0449 567625
Lynsey MHFA Instructor MSc. Coach Psych