MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE OUTLINE

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will learn to recognise common mental health problems, how to provide initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, and how to respond in a crisis situation. During the course, participants have the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment.

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

 

Using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, you will learn:

  • the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults

  • how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help

  • what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and

  • how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

You will:

  • increase your mental health literacy

  • increase confidence in providing mental health first aid

  • decrease stigmatising attitudes

  • increases the support provided to others

Mental health conditions and situations covered include:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • psychosis

  • substance use

Mental health crises covered include:

  • suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • self-harm

  • panic attacks

  • traumatic events

  • severe effects of drug or alcohol

  • severe psychotic states

  • aggressive behaviours

 

Note: This is an education course designed to teach people the skills to give first aid to others, it is not a therapy or support group.

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BROS GLOBAL acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia as the first inhabitants of this nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we are established.

BROS GLOBAL recognises diverse communities who, through their lived experiences, help to guide our research, resources and training development for men's mental health, wellbeing and personal development.

BROS GLOBAL respectfully acknowledges those who have died or have been affected by suicide or intentional self-harm. We are committed to ensuring our work continues to inform improvements in both community awareness and prevention of suicide and self-harm.

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