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AUG
Course Duration:
TWO DAYS

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

Led by a skilled Aboriginal trainer, this specialist course is ideal for anyone working with Aboriginal communities. Integrating a cultural perspective, it explores Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems in indigenous communities and particular strategies for working ATSI people.

DAY ONE: 19 August, 2021  DAY TWO: 20 August, 2021

Content covered in an Aboriginal context includes

  • Understanding mental health, including diagnoses, prevalence and common misconceptions.
  • Symptoms and causes of depression, anxiety, psychosis.
  • How to provide initial support to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Crisis First Aid for: suicidal behaviour, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour, self harm, acute psychosis.
  • Responding to the effects of traumatic events and drug and alcohol misuse.

This two-day course includes:

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home Mental Health First Aid Manual and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Optional post-course assessment and formal accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, valid for three years.

Venue

WACOSS Boardroom
Level 2, 3 Loftus Street
West Leederville 6007

TRANSPORT and PARKING

  • Train - 5 minute walk from CityWest Station.
  • Car - Secure Parking, 164 Railway Parade, West Leederville. See details

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $70 toward catering and materials.

Click here to apply.

PRICES

Standard | $480
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $320
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $220
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals

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