Accredited Mental Health First Aid Training | Mental Health Movement

Join course facilitator Chris Houston from the Mental Health Movement for an accredited 2-day Mental Health First Aid course on 9 and 10 August at the UOW Innovation Campus.

Course participants learn about:
  • Signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • How to provide initial help
  • Where and how to get professional help
  • What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
  • How to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation
Developing mental health problems covered are:
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.
  • Depression
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviors.

Course Format

  • A 2-day training package (6 hours per day)
  • Parking and food provided

Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.