Mental Health First Aid Course
Would you know how to help a friend or work colleague who is feeling suicidal, or having a high anxiety attack? What about experiencing symptoms of depression, or having problems with alcohol or other drugs? The 12-hour Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid Course can teach you these skills
In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
The University of Canberra Alumni & Community Engagement team are offering subsidised Blended Online Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses throughout October and November 2022, open to all UC Alumni.
The course is composed of two components:
- A self-paced eLearning component (5-7 hours)
- An instructor-led component with sessions to be held on Zoom (2 x 2.5 hours)
About the course
This course was developed in Canberra by Betty Kitchener AM - University of Canberra Chancellor’s Alumni Award, 2015, and Professor Tony Jorm - internationally renowned mental health researcher. Betty and Tony established Mental Health First Aid Australia as a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training for the public and research. MHFA courses are delivered across Australia and internationally. The Mental Health First Aid course has been very well evaluated with excellent and has received many awards and many workplaces are now appointing Mental Health First Aid Officers.
When: October/November 2022 (multiple dates/times available)
Cost: $50 per person
Book your course
The UC Alumni Team will be hosting four subsidised Mental Health First Aid courses online across October/November on the following dates:
- Sat 22 Oct / Sat 29 Oct, 9:30am-12pm
- Mon 24 Oct / Mon 31 Oct, 6-8:30pm
- Sun 30 Oct / Sun 6 Nov, 1-3:30pm
- Thurs 3 Nov / Thurs 10 Nov, 6-8:30pm
Participants must attend both online sessions in their course in order to be accredited.
Registrations will close on Thursday 13 October.