FREE course for carers by Carers Victoria
This two-day course is designed to assist participants gain the skills and knowledge to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem, or crisis.
Who should attend
The course is specifically for carers.
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 (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors across the country. Instructors are accredited by MHFA Australia.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate of completion.
Please note The course consists of two six hour sessions. Attendance is required for the entire 12 hours. This program is for carers and does not include the supported person.
Each session six hours duration, with 45mins for lunch
Participants are welcome to arrive from 9.00am to settle in before 9.30am commencement
Lunch will be provided
Car parking available at Footscray Plaza, Paisley Street Footscray