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Mental Health First Aid Training (Standard) - Classroom Course Description

This is a classroom based course for Mental Health First Aid (Standard) and is designed to teach you how to recognise, approach and provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health illness or crisis, until appropriate professional help is received.

 

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Course Information

Duration See below
Location
  • Public courses at our training facility
  • Corporate bookings - Onsite or at our facility
Course Price $325 pp for public course
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Units of Competency:

  • This is non-accredited training. On successful completion of the training you will receive a Certificate of Attendance

About this course

Why Choose This "Mental Health First Aid Australia" Course


This is a fully classroom based MHFA accredited course for Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to provide initial support to another adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to recognise and respond to an emerging or worsening mental health problem and the treatments and supports available.

Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, course participants learn how to approach someone they are concerned about and initiate a conversation about those concerns. Participants also learn how to offer initial support and information and how to encourage the person to seek professional help or other supports.

Adults who complete the course become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support when it matters most.

Standard Mental Health First Aid courses delivered in blended formats include some eLearning materials tailored to either workplaces or community settings. Participants can select their preferred setting when organising Blended Online or Blended Face-to-Face delivery of this course. 

This course is recognised by Suicide Prevention Australia as a safe, high-quality, and effective suicide prevention program. Learn more.


The course is comprised of two components, eLearning module plus an Instructor-led training session (virtual classroom via Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc).
 

Why MHFA?

Evidence-based: All Mental Health First Aid courses are based on guidelines that are informed by people with lived experience, their caregivers, and mental health professionals.

Rigorously evaluated: Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training improves participants’ knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, and confidence in providing mental health first aid to individuals.

Skills-based: Teaches the practical skills, knowledge, and confidence to make a difference.

Internationally recognised: Over 6 million people trained in Mental Health First Aid across 25 countries.
 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Self-paced interactive eLearning (approx. 5-7 hours)
  • Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18

Once your enrolment has been approved, Fire & Safety Australia (FSA) will send you a link via email which provides you with access to the learning resources including the manual. You will be able to begin the eLearning as soon as you receive your link.
 

 

Course Content:

Course Component 1:
The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crisis’. Content covered includes:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviour
 

Course Component 2:
Instructor-led training session in a virtual classroom via Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc, follows completion of the eLearning course Component 1 – . You should attend this no later than 3 months after completion of the eLearning component.

Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online. It provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.
 
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
 

Accreditation:

You can complete the short assessment at the end of a course to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider).

Accreditations are valid for 3 years.

Group Size:

6-12

Duration:

Blended online / virtual classroom: Combines self-paced e-learning component (approx 5-7 hours), followed by 2 x 2.5 hour interactive sessions led by an MHFA Trainer in a virtual classroom via Microsoft Teams, Zoom etc.

Alternative courses available

  • Blended Face-to-Face: Combines self-paced e-learning component, followed by 4 four face to-face session led by an MHFA trainer
  • Face-to-face: a 2-day course led by an MHFA trainer

Once you have completed the training, you are a Mental Health First Aider.  At the end of the course, you have the option to complete a short accreditation assessment. You can complete this to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. 

Your accreditation is valid for 3 years.
 

Location:

Onsite, on-line or at one of our training facilities.

Schedule:

Public and corporate courses available in all states and territories.


Benefits of this course

  • On successful completion of the training you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Mental Health First Aid

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this program, participants will be awarded the following Nationally Recognised Units of Competency:

  • This is non-accredited training. On successful completion of the training you will receive a Certificate of Attendance

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What you Recieve
  • Access to FSA’s dedicated customer support.

  • Qualified and experienced trainers.

Job Prospects

This course will benefit various careers including:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Department Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Supervisor or management position in certain industries
  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals
  • Team Leaders
On The Day
  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Laptop or Tablet
Cancellation / Transfer Policy
Refund Policy

Public Courses

All cancellation and transfer requests must be received in writing.

Course Cancellation Policy
When cancelling an enrolment, the following charges will apply:

  • 2 business day cooling off period
  • 7 or more business days - no charge
  • 6 or less business days - 50 percent (50%) of course fee incurred
  • 3 business day’s notice or less from start time (weekends / public holidays not included) – no refund / full course charge

Course Transfer Policy
When transferring an enrolment from one course date to another, the following charges will apply:

  • Transferred 7 or more business days prior to course date – no charge
  • Transferred 6 or less business days prior to course date – 50 percent (50%) of course fee incurred
  • Transferred 3 or less business days from start time (weekends / public holidays not included) – no refund / full course charge
  • Name changes 5 business days or less prior to course date will incur a $50.00 +GST fee per name change
  • Non-attendance of any course will not entitle the client to any refund, set-off, waiver or reduction of the fee and the client remains required to pay all fees in respect of courses that it does not attend, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the company.
  • In the event any learner is turned away from training as a result of being adversely affected by drugs or alcohol in the trainer’s opinion, there shall be no refund

Corporate Courses

Cancellation Policy

Once a training date has been confirmed by FSA, any changes made by the client to this booking, including cancellation or postponement will result in the following fees after the 2 business day cooling off period:

  • Cancelled / transferred 7 or more business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Cancelled / transferred 6 business days or less prior to course date - 50 percent (50%) of course fee
  • Cancelled / transferred 3 or less business days from start time - no refund / full course charge name changes 5 business days or less prior to the course date will incur a $50.00 + GST fee per name change

Distance Learning

All Cancellation Requests must be received in writing

When cancelling or withdrawing an enrolment, the following charges will apply:

  • 2 business day cooling off period upon receipt of payment
  • Cancelled / withdrawn between 3-13 business days, course fee refunded minus an admin fee of $250.00
  • Cancelled / withdrawn after 14 days from commencement – 100% of course fee forfeited.

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