MHFA Training $375
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
NSW & VIC coming soon
We are now taking enquiries for those who wish to attend a 2 day Standard Mental Health First Aid workshop. Max number of participants in each course is 15.
Duration 9.00am-4.30pm daily
Call or text: 0402 322 025
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What is mental health first aid?
You’ll be well aware of the typical first aid and imagine someone giving medical attention in a first responder role, making sure the patient is well cared for until more advanced medical care arrives on scene.
It’s a similar situation with mental health first aid, only there are no wounds to bandage up, although just as a traditional first-aider would do, your role is to assess and assist and support the person in need.
Mental Health First Aid or MHFA as is it commonly referred to, is to help a person who is developing a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression, or who is in a mental health crisis (threatening suicide), until appropriate professional treatment is received or their personal crisis can be resolved.
Standard MHFA delivered by facilitator Kaz Miles
She has extensive experience, both professionally and personally in the areas of mental health; addictions and working in private rehabilitation clinics and retreats; as well as running a successful personal practice for many years.
As well as the Standard Mental Health Instructor qualification, Kaz also holds a Diploma of Counselling and is a certified Fountainhead Method Master Coach, a certified practitioner in The Health Retreat Method (overcoming anxiety, depression, substance use).
Additional areas of experience include Suicide Prevention, Mindfulness, NLP, EFT 3rd level Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique).
Kaz has also developed and facilitated her own recovery programs to assist those who have suffered through exposure to drugs and alcohol, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, prescription drug addiction and PTSD.
Kaz truly understands just how the stress, anxiety and depression of everyday life can literally overwhelm every one of us – yet there are solutions to live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
MHFA delivers the following;
- Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems
- Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
- Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem
- Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.
Typically MHFA is the ideal solution to help people who could be exposed to the following;
- Trauma in adults
- Trauma in children
- Alcohol abuse
- Financial difficulties
- Drug dependency (cannabis, speed, ice, MDA, cocaine, heroine)
- Pill dependency (benzo’s etc)
- Dementia and amnesia
- Eating disorders
- Domestic violence
- Self-inflected injury
Who will benefit from MHFA training?
We live in a world where constant stress seems to be an everyday event, so the importance of good mental health and wellbeing is a high priority for all of us.
Every person can benefit from becoming an accredited MHFA graduate.
MHFA is not only for professionals people to be used in the workplace; it is an essential skill to be learned for anyone looking to support a close friend, family member or work colleague during times of crisis.
Considering the mounting pressure we all face these days, there’s never been a better time to consider being the person others can rely on in times of crisis.
MHFA for professionals
- social workers
- teachers and educators
- dieticians and nutritionists
- retail managers and staff
- sports team managers
- event managers
- security guards
- speech pathologists,
Claim CPD points
Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions including: nursing (i.e., paramedical students, midwives, mental health, practice nurses), pharmacy, fitness, chiropractic, and physiotherapy.
In addition, for the following professionals, if a participant can link a relevant CPD learning goal to the Mental Health First Aid course, attendance can be claimed as CPD. You should also check directly with the body you are a member of for more information.Book a MHFA training course
This Mental health first aid program is delivered via evidence-based training authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
Here at the Australian Paramedical College, MHFA facilitator Kaz Miles will be delivering the course.
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to provide initial support to those who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.
What the training covers
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the most common and disabling mental health problems in society today. We will be covering how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Mental health crisis situations covered
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
The MHFA Action Plan ALGEE®
This is a 12-hour course delivered over 2 informative days:
- 2-day training package Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne (6 hours per day)
Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and are awarded a Certificate of Completion.
A comprehensive MHFA manual is also provided to each attendee to keep.
Who can attend MHFA training?
There are no barriers to entry; anyone who is interested in mental health and wishing to learn how to manage it can attend.
As a side note, we like to emphasise that the MHFA course is an educational one and not a therapy or support group. We will deliver to you the information and skills to learn how to administer first aid to those who need it.
“Outstanding and thought provoking. I found this course extremely informative and believe it will help me, both in my professional and personal life.”
“Informative and interesting, the course made me realise that there is a lot more involved with mental illnesses than I had previously realised. A great community course!”
“Excellent course. Well researched and presented. I found it extremely worthwhile.”
“I was really impressed! The course opened
my eyes to many aspects of mental health that I didn’t know, or at least only superficially.”
“One of the most interesting, informative and valuable courses that I have ever attended.”
“Fantastic! Congratulations on developing such an important and vital course as this one.”
“I think it was a fantastic course and hope that every single Australian is given the opportunity to take part in it.””I consider it a privilege to have been able to attend and learn so much from this course.”
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