Mental Health First Aid

Would you know what to do if a client had an adult Mental Health Crisis?

Is it time for you to get your Mental Health First Aid Certificate?

What is Mental Health First Aid? 

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, before specialist mental health treatment can be obtained or the crisis resolves. 

The course can also help us working with people who have a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issue when providing mediation services. 

Why do this training? 

Your questions can be contextualised to the role of a mediator by the trainer, Fred Stern who is an experienced NMAS Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

What will I learn?  

You will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults and how to provide initial help. Where and how to get professional help for people who are experiencing mental health related issues. What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others and is not a therapy or support group.

The course covers how to give help in any of the following crisis situations:

  • Person having suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Person who deliberately self-harms
  • Person having a panic attack
  • Person who has recently experienced a traumatic event
  • Psychotic person threatening violence
  • Person who has overdosed or those experiencing  severe mental health effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Aggressive behaviours

The course also trains the public to give help to people living with mental health problems before a crisis develops. The problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorders

How is the training delivered?

The course is delivered 100% online with a self-paced online learning and instructor led sessions.

  • Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component which takes five to seven hours to complete.
  • Course Component 2 – An Instructor-led component using video conferencing made up of two sessions of two and a half hours each session.

What is the course cost?

The full cost of the course is  $250 if you mention that you have been referred by Mediation Institute.   If you don’t it will be $330. 

This includes the e-learning component as well as a hard copy of the manual posted to you.  Don’t worry about the slow postage problems if Australia Post is struggling in your area. The full course is available online. The manual is your permanent resource to keep and refer to later.

How do I register?

The course is run by Fred Stern who you register with.  If you have any questions prior to submitting your enrolment you can call Fred Stern on 0412 102801.  

Make sure you let him know you are enrolling via Mediation Institute so you get the special course fee of $250 we have arranged saving you $80. 

You can start on the online learning as soon as you are enrolled.

The live instructor led components will take place on

  • Monday 9th May 2022 – 3 hour session 
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022 – 3 hour session

Following this course, you will be able to complete an online exam which will enable you to be an accredited mental health first aider for a period of three years. You can complete this exam up to four weeks after the course.

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Mental Health First Aid Course

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