Mental Health Awareness Training Courses

Mental Health Awareness Programs

Mental Health Training

Mental Health First Aid Certificate (accredited)

2 – Day training course (12 hours) – learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family members, co-workers and other adults. (practice skills throughout the day, very interactive and to the point)

Key Learning Objectives:

  • These courses teach you how to support a person who is experiencing a mental health problem using an action plan.
  • These courses improve your knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments, first aid strategies and confidence in providing support.
  • These courses help to decrease the stigma around mental health.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course teaches you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

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

The mental health problems covered:

  • 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 behaviours

Note: this course is not a therapy or a support group.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

It is appropriate for any adult to attend to improve their understanding and knowledge of mental health issues.

For full details, please download the brochure:

Mental Health First Aid Course Brochure (4.5 MB)

 

Training Courses – 1 day, ½ day and 2 hours

We have developed and deliver mental health awareness courses in the workplace – one day courses – we can also deliver them as a half day and 2 hour seminar as well.

For the mining industry we have added a section on FIFO – what it is, what are its potential problems and what strategies you can use to support yourself and others in that environment.

1 day – Everything you need to know about Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

(practice skills throughout the day, very interactive and to the point)

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What are the signs that you and/or others are not coping?
  • What are addictions and what are the different types?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in your workplace?
  • A report will be given summarising what participants need /want at conclusion of the course.

Half day – Mental Health Issues in the workplace

(This course is more interactive with skills practice)

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the signs that you and/or others are not coping ?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in the workplace?

2 hours – Mental Health Awareness in the workplace Seminar

  • Why do we need to be aware of mental Health issues?
  • What are the signs that you and others are not coping?
  • What are the potential problems?
  • What strategies can you use to support yourself and/or others in the workplace?

Blended Learning

This involves an eLearning online knowledge component and then a half day face to face training to practice your skills.

The eLearning component of the blended learning teaches you how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

This course aims to give you a better understanding of mental illness in our society.

Our E-learning course covers depression, anxiety, psychosis, drugs and alcohol. We will be looking at its impact, a description of each, signs and symptoms and ways we can intervene to help people who suffer from these mental illnesses.

This will then be complemented with a half day hands on program to practice the skills that we need to support people with mental health issues both at work and in our private lives.

The eLearning component must be completed prior to the face to face training.

The half day course must be completed within a 3 month timeframe from completion of eLearning component.

Audience: everyone can benefit from this course.

Do you want to arrange an in-house blended course for your staff of 15?

Total cost for eLearning, half day training, manuals for 15: $4125 plus GST ($275 plus GST per participant)