Mental Health First Aid

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The Standard Mental Health First Aid short course teaches adults how to provide initial support to those who are developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises.

The course equips individuals with

  • understanding of a range of mental health issues
  • skills in recognising signs of mental health problems
  • skills in responding appropriately and effectively
  • understanding of where and how to get help

Mental Health First Aid Course Outline (PDF 380KB)

 

Standard Mental Health First Aid

NACT

The 12 hours Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adults.

You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
  • Kristine was a great Instructor, her examples that she gave were very relevant to the topic we were talking about so it made it easier to put the content into real life situations. Kristine was engaging and easy to listen to which made learning about all topics covered in this course very effective.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Kristine was fabulous and showed she has a great passion for the topic.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Kristine is really knowledgeable on the content and delivered it in a manner that wasn't confronting, I quite enjoyed the training session, her obvious years of experience in the field were of a benefit.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Really understood the different learning styles in the room was fantastic and knowledgeable.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Very easy to understand the content presented and felt comfortable to ask questions I found Kristine to be very engaging.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Very approachable and helpful with the content. Found the course very enjoyable and engaging.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Fantastic 2 days, Kris was engaging and empathetic to her class, so glad I have participated and gained more valuable knowledge to discuss mental health more openly”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • The course would not have been half as meaningful and interesting as well as informative if it had not been for the extraordinary instructor.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Kris was very warm and welcoming. She made us feel very comfortable and was very engaging.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Thank you Kristene for delivering an informative interesting course in a very practical and professional manner.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Instructor was fantastic. Personable, engaging and supportive. 11 out of 10.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Fantastic course from an instructor who keeps the group engaged and leaving with all of the information they need.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • I think it's a great opportunity to learn new insights about mental health.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Well worth doing the course. Gave a broad understanding of the mental health crisis. Loved it. Super interesting and informative. Will be useful.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • I really enjoyed the course and felt I the discussions had by the group were really good. ”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • I found this course to be very informative about all mental health topics and situations.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • Fabulous course - highly recommend”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • It will be very helpful in my profession of Disability Support Worker.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant
  • It has given me the confidence and skills to help identify people needing Mental Health First Aid support.”

    Mental Health First Aid Participant