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  • Why do I need mental health first aid training?

    According to the statistics, it’s likely that several of the people you know have suffered, or are suffering, with mental health problems.

    Mental health emergencies can strike anybody at anytime and although more and more people are recognising the issue and trying to do the right thing, without proper training, they are still left feeling helpless when a crisis strikes.

    Do you know what to do if a colleague has a panic attack?
    What about if a friend suddenly falls into depression?

    Of course, ongoing mental health care should always be given by proper professionals, but in the same way a teacher, support worker or parent needs to be able to give life-saving first aid in a medical emergency, training for the Mental Health First Aid Certificate will give you the tools to take control in mental health emergencies.

    What will I learn on the Mental Health First Aid course?

    The Mental Health First Aid course is designed to help adults provide emergency support to others who may have developed a mental health illness or be in the midst of a mental health crisis.

    You’ll learn to spot the early warning signs and symptoms and we’ll help you understand the actions you need to take and where you can go to get professional help.

    We’ll help you understand what is happening in the minds of sufferers, meaning you’ll be better equipped to provide them with the help they need – at the time they’ll need it most.

     


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  • You’ll learn the strategies required to deal with all of the most common mental health emergencies including:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Depression
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Severe effects of alcohol and drugs
    • Aggressive behaviour
    • Substance abuse


    It’s also important to remember that the earlier you deal with a mental health emergency, the better the outcome will be. You’ll be taught how to begin working with sufferers before a full-blown crisis develops.


    Who can attend the course?

    Any adults (over the age of 18) are encouraged to attend the Mental Health First Aid course.

    We find that whilst everyone who completes the course takes away huge amounts from it, the strategies and techniques learnt are particularly useful for:

    You’ll also receive a manual valued at $39.95
    when you attend our course!

    Mental health first aid manual

    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Healthcare workers
    • Coaches

    Will I gain a qualification?

    Yes!

    When you complete the Mental Health First Aid course with us, you will be issued with a certificate which can be used towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualifications.

    The Mental Health First Aid course has been endorsed for CPD points across a wide spectrum of professions including:

    • Nursing
    • Fitness trainers
    • Physiotherapists
    • Teachers
    • Dieticians
    • Speech pathologists

    What does it cost?

    We’re inviting you to register for one of our upcoming courses for the fantastic price of just $365.

    What will I get for my money?

      1. Real Experience

        Learn from people who have real life experience of a mental illness.

      2. Interactive

        All training is interactive – making use of videos, discussions, games and activities.

     

      1. Up-to-the-minute Expert Information

        We share the latest news and developments in the mental health profession.

      2. Professional Qualifications

        Our trainers are fully qualified mental health professionals with more than 20 year’s experience.

     

    1. Connections

      We provide a forum for ongoing support. You’ll stay connected to your trainers and fellow course members.

    2. Showbag & Manual

      You’ll leave with mental health resources, along with a comprehensive training manual.

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    We'd like to personally invite you to experience the Mental Health First Aid Course


  • Meet your course trainers

    Pedro Diaz

    Hello there – my name is Pedro and in addition to running the Mental Health First Aid courses, I’m a mental health social worker and author of Reclaim Your Power.

    Having experienced mental illness myself (Bipolar Disorder) and recovered, I am hugely passionate about helping others to overcome their own challenges and live happy, healthy and meaningful lives.

    My true strengths lie in my abilities to engage an audience and I am told I am gifted with the talent to inspire people to make positive change in their lives – both whilst on the course and back in the workplace.

    I love nothing more than meeting new people and working with them to achieve real, lasting change.

    I look forward to meeting you soon…

    Emi Golding

    Hi – I’m Emmaline and as well as running the MHFA courses with Pedro, I am a registered psychologist and Master NLP trainer and practitioner.

    Some of the issues and techniques we deal with on the MHFA course are not always grounded in simple, easy-to-understand language. I like to think that one of my particular skills is to explain complicated concepts in a way anybody can understand. There are never any ‘silly questions’ on our courses and I always take the time to make sure everybody fully grasps all areas of study.

    After working in the mental health sector, both on the frontline and at managerial level, I am well versed in understanding exactly what you need from one of our courses – and ensuring you take back the relevant skills to your workplace.

    See what people like you are saying about the Mental Health First Aid Course…

    Jean Giese
    Services Manager – Carers ACT
    I loved the course and have taken a lot away with me. I’m feeling more inspired and encouraged than ever. Pedro and Emi were incredibly supportive, kind and very, very knowledgeable. Thank you so much.
    Jenny McRae
    Business Coach – The Biz House
    This has been such an uplifting experience – working in a small, intimate group of people. We were encouraged to participate and learn in a respectful and safe environment.
    Ross O’Donovan
    Cairns Health District
    What was so unique about this course was the combination of philosophy and theory with real practical application. The learning and methodologies move seamlessly from the classroom to the workplace.
    Justine Chamberlin
    Respite Supervisor – Carpentaria Disability Services
    The course was fantastic, inspiring, motivational and life changing. I have passed on everything I learnt to my work colleagues and I’m even finding benefits in my home life and relationship awareness. A real blessing, thank you.
    Rodrigo Aguilera
    Operations Manager – Mental Health Foundation
    I enjoyed the variety of training methods - video, music, role play, etc. Very engaging!

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    We'd like to personally invite you to experience the Mental Health First Aid Course

  • You can make a real difference in their lives…

    Now is the time for you to take action on this and start using your expertly developed skills to provide lasting help to people who really need it.

    Did you know?

    Most young people will not seek out professional treatment for mental disorders but they do express a real desire to share their problems with understanding peers.

    You could be the first and only person somebody with a mental health issue feels they can talk to.

    Armed with the understanding and techniques you’ll learn on the Mental Health First Aid course, you’ll feel confident that when you are called upon, you won’t let anybody down.


    Ready?

    Simply choose a date and location which suits you from the list below.

    You’ll need to fill in a few more details on the next page, but it won’t take long and then we’ll be able to take it from there and get everything moving for you.

    Which course would you like to come along to?


    Which course would you like to come along to?

    Sydney

    04 & 05 June 2014

    Perth

    09 & 10 Apr 2014

    Melbourne

    12 & 13 May 2014

    Adelaide

    15 & 16 May 2014

    Brisbane

    19 & 20 May 2014

    Canberra

    28 & 29 May 2014