Course Duration:
TWO DAYS

Mental Health First Aid

Acclaimed evidence-based training and Mental Health First Aid accreditation

This internationally recognised two-day crisis response course is the mental health equivalent of standard First Aid and will equip participants with the skills to recognise and respond appropriately, until professional help arrives.

This two-day course is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.

Multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed, Mental Health First Aid was developed at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University and is now delivered across 20 countries around the world.

Like physical first aid, it is designed to teach ordinary people from all backgrounds how to address minor health concerns appropriately and be an effective first responder in a crisis, before professional help arrives.

Participants who successfully pass the post-course test will be accredited as a 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 and substance misuse.
  • 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.

Individual bookings

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Group bookings

If you have a team/group of people that require training, feel free to book online on any upcoming public course. However, we can also provide dedicated courses just for you - at our premises or yours - from our catalogue or bespoke. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact needs.

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