A Two-Part Course for carers by Carers Victoria
Become a Mental Health First Aider
Complete online modules and workshops
This course is designed to assist participants gain skills and knowledge in helping a person who is experiencing a mental health issue or crisis.
Self-paced eLearning Modules.
Length: 5-7 hours.
Instructor-led component at Carers Victoria Footscray Office.
Length: Two sessions of 7 hours each.
Please Note: All participants must complete Component 1 within two weeks prior to the commencement of Component 2. Attendance is required for the entirety of Component 2 to qualify as a Certified Mental Health First Aider with Mental Health First Aid Australia.
Who should attend
The course is for our community of carers only. This course does not include the care recipient or paid support staff.
(Any support workers interested should see the Mental Health First Aid course for Service Providers) www.carersvictoria.org.au/serviceprovider
Topics will include
The key learning objectives of this course include:
How to provide initial support to adults who are:
- Developing a mental health problem including:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
- Experiencing a mental health crisis including:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authorised by Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors across the country. Carers Victoria’s Instructors are accredited by MHFA Australia.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
Self-paced eLearning that will take between 5 to 7 hours to complete online.
When: Within two weeks prior to the commencement of Component 2
Where: Online - Access details are sent via email after registration
Monday 23 August 2021
10.00am - 4.00pm
Each session 6 hour duration
including 45min lunch break
Monday, 30 August 2021
10.00am - 4.00pm
Each session 6 hour duration including 45min lunch break
Light refreshments and lunch provided
Car Parking: Available at Footscray Plaza Paisley Street, Footscray www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/footscray-plaza