Blended Online Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students
The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary Course for Tertiary Students teaches course participants how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 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, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of tertiary student participants.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Eating disorders
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self harm)
- 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.