A conversation could change a life and the right skills can make the difference. | Mental Health First Aid
12/09/2019

A conversation could change a life and the right skills can make the difference.

Today is R U OK Day , a national day of action that continues to be an important and influential way to raise awareness around mental health. This year’s campaign focusses on encouraging people to Trust the Signs that someone could be struggling with life. It’s about empowering people to feel confident enough to start a conversation.

Understanding how to talk about mental health is an important skill. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared and this can mean the conversation never starts at all. Mental Health First Aid courses teach people the skills to feel confident about what to do next if someone says “No-I’m not okay”.

At an MHFA course, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems or a crisis such as thoughts of suicide. You’ll gain the confidence to give the most effective support you can and when and how to access professional help. You’ll also learn about the sorts of treatments which have been shown by research to be the most effective, and how to access these.

We agree that a conversation could change a life and we think that learning the right skills can make the difference.

If you’d like to learn the skills to have that conversation on R U OK? day or any other day, learn more about our courses https://mhfa.com.au/take-course