Mental Health First Aid - eLearning component and Accreditation (two modules)
Module 1: eLearning
Mental Health First Aid unit and covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychosis and substance use problems. A range of crises are reviewed from suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, acute effects from substance use, psychotic states to aggressive behaviours. You will gain an understanding of the signs and symptoms of the mental health challenges that far too many of us most cope with in society today, whether directly or indirectly, as well as understand the support that has been shown to be effective in research. You will receive a text book by post, the course is run online privately via a highly specialised mental health organisation.
Module 2: Accreditation
Increasingly workplaces across Australia and New Zealand are investing in staff being training in mental health, in fact some workplaces now require it. A unique session offered face-to-face online via Zoom you'll review your prior learning and explore each area in detail with case studies and experiential learning. Health First Aiders are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace. Read more about the MHFAider Program. You will be require to have a valid eLearning MHFA certificate on the date of the Accredited session. Your eLearning certificate must be less than three months old at the date of the session (not the date you sign up for the session). Or, you must still have access to the eLearning course eg. if you enrolled within 12 months of the session date, not the date you signed up for the session. In this case you are required to review the materials prior to the accredited session. You will also require your text book from the eLearning component.
Contact the office if you have already completed the eLearning component and would like just the Accreditation module.