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Mental Health First Aid Blended - Online Training

Online training to help you learn skills & gain confidence to assist people experiencing Mental Health Problems while learning how to help.

Online training to help you learn skills & gain confidence to assist people experiencing Mental Health Problems while learning how to help.



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The Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.

In this informative and practical course, you will 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Mental health first aid skills learnt by participants in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of community/public course participants.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Community Course includes two course components.

Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (5-7 hours)

The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviour

– This Instructor-led video conferencing will be delivered by our Principal Master Accredited facilitator with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and communities. (2 x 2.5 hour sessions) follows the completion of Course Component 1 – eLearning. Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.

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






Category Community