Community Services

Short Course Mental Health First Aid

The NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid course is a 2 day workshop that teaches mental health first aid strategies to organisations or members of the public.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid courses can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid for people with Intellectual Disability is relevant for family/carers, friends, support staff and allied health professionals, as it addresses the above with a specific focus on intellectual disability.

Dates and Times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus – 9am to 4.30pm

  • 13 & 14 November 2018

NORTH
Wellington Square, Launceston
Minimum of 10 people required

Day course: 9am to 4pm –  2 Days

  • 16 & 23 October 2018

NORTHWEST
NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (offered via Community Services NW) – 2 days

Devonport Campus
Minimum of 10 people required
9.15am to 4.15pm

  • To be advised

Burnie Campus
Minimum of 10 people required
9.15am to 4.15pm – Tuesday

  • 16 & 23 October 2018

Cost

2018:  $200 (programs can be negotiated for single employer groups)

Pre-requisites

Students must be 18 years or older.

Outcome

A Certificate of Attendance issued by Mental Health First Aid Australia for NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid.

Participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate on successful completion of the two (2) day course.

Attendees who successfully complete the online assessment will also receive a three year accreditation certificate as a Mental Health First Aider through Mental Health First Aid Australia.

The MHFA course is also accredited for 12 CPD points for allied health professions.

 

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

Devonport Campus
Minimum of 10 people required
9am to 5pm

  • Tuesday, 30 October & 6 November 2018

Burnie Campus
Minimum of 10 people required
9am to 5pm

  • Tuesday, 13 & 20 November 2018

Cost

2018:  $200 (programs can be negotiated for single employer groups)

Pre-requisites

Students must be 18 years or older.

Outcome

Participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate on successful completion of the two (2) day course.

Attendees who successfully complete the online assessment will also receive a three year accreditation certificate as a Mental Health First Aider.

The MHFA course is also accredited for 12 CPD points for allied health professions.

 

 

Teen Mental Health First Aid

The NONM0957A Teen Mental Health First Aid  is a workshop that teaches teenagers how to identify signs of mental illness and encourages them to talk to a trusted adult.    This workshop is delivered to schools and other organisations involved with teenagers in recognition that young people have a preference for sharing problems with peers and focuses on the pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that show there might be a problem rather than focusing on specific illnesses.

Teen Mental Health First Aid course helps participants learn how to:

  • recognise the signs of a developing mental health problem;
  • recognise the signs of a mental health crisis, particularly suicide;
  • get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.

Important Note:  10% of staff working with teenagers need to be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid before this workshop can be delivered.

Cost

$15 per participant.  Maximum of 30 per group.

Delivery

This course is delivered across 3 interactive sessions of approx. 80 minutes each.  Specifically designed to engage this age group.

Outcome

Course participants receive a copy of the Teen MHFA Manual and a Certificate of Completion.

Expressions of interest are being taken for 2019.    
To register your interest and for further information please call 1300 655 307 or email CommunityChildren.NW@TasTAFE.tas.edu.au

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