4th Edition 12-hour Standard and 14-hour Youth MHFA Courses have just been launched. Given our courses are research based, it is imperative that we continue to update them with the latest information.
Here's a summary of the main updates.
In both Standard MHFA and Youth MHFA: More practice of MHFA skills using role play Definition of ‘mental health first aid’ expanded to cover help offered to a person experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem Changes to wording of Action 2 in MHFA Action Plan to include communicating non-judgmentally New appendix: Considerations on helping a person from the LGBTIQ community Update Chapter 3.1 on First Aid for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours incorporating latest mental health first aid guidelines Updated Chapter 3.2 on First Aid Non-Suicidal Self-Injury incorporating latest mental health first aid guidelines New Burden of Disease data Condensed section on risk factors many minor updates throughout the manuals.
In Standard MHFA: New chapters on Gambling problems and Eating disorders New lived experience film with a man and a woman talking about their experience of living with an anxiety disorder New lived experience film about 3 people's experiences of living with psychosis New animated video on substance use disorders.
In Youth MHFA: New appendix: Communicating with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young person about mental health problem Latest prevalence figures from the 2nd Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, 2014 New lived experience film with a young man and woman talking about their experience of living with an anxiety disorder New scripted drama about a young woman with an eating disorder.