A recent report commissioned by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council found that 25% of Peninsula teenagers suffered from depression, 6% higher than the national average. In response, the shire has listed Youth and teen Mental Health First Aid training as one of seven priority projects in its proposed 2017/18 budget.
"Employers must realise that every $1 invested in strengthening mental health and wellbeing in the workplace has an average return of $2.30", said Burns.
In a recent article on the role of pharmacists in mental health services, community pharmacist Karalyn Huxhagen encouraged pharmacy staff to undertake MHFA. “A pharmacist is a trusted member of the community and we are available often when the GP/mental health care team are not as easy to access. We can provide support, empathy and guidance", said Karalyn.
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, conducted by facilitators from Mental Health Education Group.
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).
We are excited to announce a newly launched program to our suite of blended courses (online + face-to-face), MHFA in the Pharmacy.
MHFA Australia and specifically the teen MHFA Program were fortunate to receive a generous $10,000 donation, from Jenny Chantry and Mike McKay.
The 4th Edition of our 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. We have provided a summary of the main changes across both course types.
500,000 people have taken a MHFA course in Australia and 2 million across the world. A celebration of these milestones to be held before the middle of this year. Stay tuned for details.