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Standard Mental Health First Aid - Face to Face

1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness every year, yet most people don't know how to offer assistance. 

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course is facilitated by Denise Nash, an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor with years of experience training early education and care professionals. Denise will show you how to support someone who is experiencing a mental health issue or crisis, with four practical sessions spread across two days. 

You will learn how to apply mental health first aid and how to support and facilitate others in seeking professional help. After completing this session, you may choose to complete an online assessment to receive accreditation through Mental Health First Aid Australia. 

Note: This is a face-to-face session which will be held in our office on George Street at Circular Quay, Sydney, over two days. 

About Denise

Denise is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor dedicated to mental health advocacy, dispelling the myths about mental health, and improving mental health literacy. She has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and over fifteen years of training facilitation experience within the field of early education and care. 

Denise describes her training style as collaborative, transparent, engaging, and fun. She believes the learning environment should be a safe space that caters for individual learning styles.
 

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The course is divided up into four sessions. Each session is three hours.  

Day 1

Session 1

  • Mental illness; risk and impact  

  • Mental Health First Aid action plan  

  • Depression; signs, symptoms, and interventions
     

Session 2

  • Mental Health First Aid action plan for depression  

  • Crisis support for suicidal thoughts and behaviours and non-suicidal self-injury  

  • First aid for depression  

  • Anxiety problems, signs, symptoms and interventions
     

Day 2

Session 3

  • Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety  

  • Crisis support for panic attacks  

  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event  

  • First aid for anxiety problems  

  • Psychosis, signs, symptoms, and interventions
     

Session 4

  • Mental Health First Aid action plan for psychosis  

  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states  

  • First aid for psychosis  

  • Substance use problems  

  • Signs, symptoms, and interventions  

  • Mental Health First Aid action plan for substance use problems  

  • Crisis support for the severe effects of substance use  

  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviours  

  • First aid for substance use

 

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National Quality Standard Areas

Area 7 – Governance and leadership

Area 2 – Children's health and safety

Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Available Dates

  • Wed, 15 & 22 Mar 23Book now

    Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
    Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
    Delivery Method: Face to Face
    Venue: 200 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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