Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Courses – coming soon
While Australia faces travel restrictions and social distancing to contain the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a wholly online course delivery option for the provision of mental health first aid training.
Many of us will be faced with assisting people who are distressed or anxious, missing loved ones they do not live with, or concerned about loved ones who are vulnerable or ill.
Designed for increased flexibility, some Mental Health First Aid courses will soon be accessible in a wholly online blended mode. This will include a combination of self-paced online eLearning course content and 2 x 2.5 hour ‘face-to-face’ workshops delivered via fully interactive video conference.
Course participants will be required to first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that teaches them about mental health problems, mental health crises, and skills to offer initial help to an adult developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The follow-on face-to-face session delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor via videoconferencing will allow participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific scenarios. The face-to-face videoconferencing component must be completed within 3 months of completing the initial eLearning component.
The initial release of courses is expected in early May 2020.
Register your interest to keep informed once the new courses are available.