Mental Health Safety Training – General Workforce

Mental Health Safety Training – Standard

This course is suitable for staff in client/customer/patient facing roles, peer workers, mentors and any staff acting as a workplace mental health first aider.

Course Code: MHST/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 Registration for dates. 

Course Format

This is a 12-hour course delivered over two days.  Participants will receive a Resource Book and will be awarded a Mental Health Safety Officer Certificate issued by the AMA WA Work Better Program which is valid for 2 years. 

Click here to view the Mental Health Safety short course series information sheet.

The Standard course focuses on the skills and knowledge required assist a colleague who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. All information is contextualised to the workplace.

 Topics covered include:

  • Depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.
  • Aggressive behaviours, panic attacks, psychotic states.
  • Communications theory
  • Communication skills 

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