26
OCT
Course Duration:
TWO DAYS

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Acclaimed evidence-based training and Mental Health First Aid accreditation

This specialist two-day crisis response course is the mental health equivalent of standard First Aid, in an Aboriginal context. Led by a skilled Aboriginal trainer this course is ideal for anyone working with Aboriginal communities.

DAY ONE: 26 Oct , 2021  DAY TWO: 28 Oct, 2021

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.

Participants who successfully pass the post-course test will be accredited as an ATSI Mental Health First Aider for three years, before a half day refresher is required.

Topics include

  • 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

The Hub
1 Starling St,
Hamilton Hill
WA 6163

Located on Dixon Reserve, adjacent to the Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium.

The venue is wheelchair accessible including toilets, but please contact us if you have any particular needs we can assist with.

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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