Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training Information

About one in five Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year.

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) is a 12-hour training course (provided over two days) that provides practical skills that will allow you to support someone with a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. The MHFA training course also provides confidence for you to recognise common mental health problems, respond to a crisis situation and know where to refer someone who is wishing to seek appropriate professional help. Like First Aid training, MHFA training is designed to be given until a person can get professional help or until the immediate crisis has resolved.

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia and is delivered by Heather, an accredited MHFA training instructor who is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker at Castlemaine District Community Health. Heather is a very experienced presenter of MHFA, having facilitated courses since 2012.

“Heather was engaging, likeable and very knowledgeable. She is a very compassionate and caring individual who experience is obvious by the way she can relate real world experience” – MHFA Training course participant.

When is this course delivered?

CHIRP Community Health delivers the MHFA training approximately twice per year.

The next course is on the 16th and 17th of Sepetember from 9:30am to 4pm each day.

What is the cost?

The cost of the course is $40, which includes the cost of the manual.

How to get more information?

If you would like to express interest in the next Mental Health First Aid training course, please contact CHIRP Community Health on (02) 5479 1000.

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