3 & 10 Feb Standard MHFA Face to Face

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  • Day 1
    February 3, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    - A435645
  • Day 2
    February 10, 2021 - March 10, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor

  • Nicole Turner
    Nicole is a consultant currently working with the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne in the broad fields of international development, public health and education. She has over 25 years experience with Victoria Police in the areas of gender based violence and mental health and coordinated the Victoria Police Mental Health First Aid program for a number of years. She has completed tertiary studies in psychology (BA, Psych) and education (MA Ed) and has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Mental Health First Aid

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

WHAT THE COURSEĀ COVERS

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling 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.

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMSĀ COVERED

  • DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
  • PSYCHOSIS
  • SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SITUATIONSĀ COVERED

  • SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIOURS
  • NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY (DELIBERATE SELF-HARM)
  • PANIC ATTACKS
  • TRAUMATIC EVENTS
  • SEVERE EFFECTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
  • SEVERE PSYCHOTIC STATES
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOURS

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