1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. Mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly. This demonstrates the need for community care models that empower individuals where they live, work and play.
This is where Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses can help, and UC Medical & Counselling are offering staff the opportunity to complete MHFA training.
MHFA training helps mobilise and empower adults by equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to another adult experiencing a mental health problem, and assist until appropriate professional help is received, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
MHFA training is presented as a blended course: a self-paced e-learning component, followed by a face-to-face session led by a Licensed MHFA Instructor.
This course is open to all University of Canberra staff members. A subsidised fee of $150 will be charged to the participant’s department cost centre. Please have this information, and a screenshot of your manager’s approval to attend this course, ready before registration.
This course is non-refundable. If attendees can no longer attend, we can offer the course at a later date at no additional cost.
Tea and lunch breaks provided on the day (BYO food and drink).
Upon registration, attendees will receive an email with a voucher code and details to access the e-learning component. This is due to be completed before attending the course.
At the end of the course, participants can complete an online Accreditation Assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call UC Medical and Counselling Centre on (02) 6201 2351.