Mental Health First Aid – Standard

Mental Health First Aid – Standard

Learn how to provide support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

Course Code: MHFA/S

Duration: 2 days – 12 hours

Location: AMA House 14 Stirling Highway Nedlands WA 6009

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days

2018 Dates: Courses are run monthly – see Course Calendar for dates. 

Course Format

What is the format? This is a 12-hour course which is usually delivered as either a 2-day training package (6 hours per day), or as 4 separate modules (3 hours each).

We also offer Mental Health First Aid in a blended format for the workplace.

Mental Health First Aid Australia requires the participant to complete an online assessment – post course – to become accredited. 

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help 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. 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 support group. 

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