Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid
The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults and teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.
Mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours
What is the format?
Blended Online MHFA Courses include two components:
Course Component 1
A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
Course Component 2
An instructor-led component using video-conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each including set up time).
Why attend a course?
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies,
and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.
Who can attend this course?
Any adult can attend this course.
Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming an accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited.
How do I sign up?
Go to our course calendar to see when we have a course running near you.
If you’d like to organise a course for a group or organisation, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.