An introduction to Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems course is for any interested adult.
You will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling problems using a practical, evidence based action plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
What’s the format?
This is a 4-hour course.
Who can attend?
Any adult can attend.
What is the cost?
MHFA Australia does not centrally coordinate courses or set fees. Your local instructor can confirm their attendance fees.
Why attend a course?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.
Learn about the risk factors, signs, symptoms and motivations of gambling problems, how to approach someone about their gambling problems, how relapse might affect someone with gambling problems, and how to manage your own self-care.
You will also have the opportunity to practice your new skills in a safe environment.
This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.
"A great introduction for workers in the field who have limited experience in working with people with gambling associated harm. Also, I believe, a good course for members of the general community"
"I thought it was really useful, highlighting the issues around mental health, gambling and ways to assess and support clients"
"It is well structured and informative around gambling harm and mental health. It is great to have programs such as this highlighting the issues and reducing the stigma associated with gambling harm"