Mental Health First Aid courses

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Course overview

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.  Mental health problems are common, there is stigma associated with mental health problems and many people do not recognise mental health problems.  Professional help is not always available and many people do not know how to help.

The following MHFA courses are available for University staff.

 

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course (blended e-learning)  (Course code SHHR02)

Participants attending this training will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and the help that has proven to be effective.

Blended Online Course Structure

The blended online courses has two components:
o Component 1 - A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
o Component 2 - An Instructor-led component using video conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each conducted via ZOOM). 

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code

Dates

Wednesday 21 October and Thursday 22 October 2020, 10am to 12.30pm each day

Tuesday 24 November and Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10am to 12.30pm each day

Wednesday 9 December and Thursday 10 December 2020, 10am to 12.30pm each day

Cost

$55.00 per participant.

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course Refresher Online (conducted via ZOOM) (Course Code SHHR04)

Refresher courses  allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Due to the current unprecedented circumstances Mental Health First Aid Australia has informed us that they will allow refreshers to be undertaken 4-5 months after your accreditation date.

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code

Dates

Wednesday 21 October and Thursday 22 October 2020, 10am to 12.30pm each day

Tuesday 24 November and Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10am to 12.30pm each day

Cost

$20.00 per participant.

 

 

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course with fees of $100 or less, the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague who meets the eligibility criteria for the course to attend in their place:

Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to $100.00.

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.

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