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Organisations are responding to the increased awareness of managing mental health of staff and assisting staff with managing mental health concerns of clients. AHD Network can provide training for;

  • Mental Health First Aid Training - "click here" for booking enquiry

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)

What do mental health first aid training participants learn?

MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to staff at a range of workplaces and to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. The program has many public health and individual benefits. MHFA Australia is encouraging all workplaces to train a minimum  of 20% of FTE staff to be recognised as a Gold Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace

MHFA training is particularly relevant to staff employed in human services. 

This includes police officers, prison officers, high school teachers, TAFE and university lecturers, social and welfare workers, youth workers, Aboriginal health workers, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, lawyers, dietitians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, security officers, rehabilitation counsellors and anyone in a team leader/management role.Course content is derived from a number of consensus studies incorporating the expertise of hundreds of researchers, clinicians, mental health consumer advocates and carer advocates across the English speaking western world.

MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

Mental Health First Aid Training - "click here" for booking enquiry