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Mental Health First Aid

In response to COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a series of new online courses for workplaces and the community.

These courses are delivered by a MHFA Australia accredited instructor.

Online courses are facilitated with a minimum of eight (8) participants and a maximum of 12 participants. Face to face classes are facilitated with a minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 20 participants.

CIT reserves the right not to offer courses where there are insufficient student enrolments.

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

These courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a deterioration of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

Who can attend training?

Any interested adult (18 years and over) can attend. Please note, training is not intended as a therapy or support group, rather they are education courses to learn how to give first aid to others. MHFA Australia will issue a statement of participation to students after completion of an online quiz.

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA
    • Overview:
      Learn how to provide aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The course covers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems and mental health first aid strategies for those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
      Training format:
      14-hours of training delivered as a two-day training workshop.
      Cost:
      TBC
      Location:
      CIT Yurauna, CIT Reid
      Time:
      Classes are hosted from 9:30am - 4:30pm. All potential participants MUST be able to attend both days of the training.
      Next training dates:
      To be confirmed. Register your interest below
  • MHFA Community (Blended Online)
    • Overview:
      The blended online MHFA Community course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults and teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
      Training format:
      100% online in a blended format.
      Course Component 1 - A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
      Course Component 2 - An instructor led component using video conferencing (must attend two sessions of 2.5 hours).
      Cost:
      $250 includes MHFA manual and voucher for eLearning component.
      Location:
      Online via 2 x live virtual training sessions.
      Time:
      Classes are hosted from 9:30am - 12pm. All potential participants MUST be able to attend both days of the training.
      Next training dates:
      Tuesday 17 May & Tuesday 19 May 2022
      Register: Click here to register

      Tuesday 16 August & Thursday 18 August 2022
      Register: Click here to register

      Tuesday 25 October & Thursday 27 October 2022
      Register: Click here to register
  • MHFA Workplace (Blended Online)
    • Overview:
      The Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course focuses on the workplace and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients, and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
      Training format:
      100% online in a blended format.
      Course Component 1 - A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
      Course Component 2 - An instructor led component using video conferencing (must attend two sessions of 2.5 hours).
      Cost:
      $250 includes MHFA manual and voucher for eLearning component.
      Location:
      Online via 2 x live virtual training sessions.
      Time:
      Classes are hosted from 9:30am - 12pm. All potential participants MUST be able to attend both days of the training.
      Next training dates:
      Tuesday 7 June & Thursday 9 June 2022
      Register: Click here to register

      Tuesday 30 August & Thursday 1 September 2022
      Register: Click here to register

      Tuesday 8 November & Thursday 10 November 2022
      Register: Click here to register
  • Standard MHFA (Face-to-face)
    • Overview:
      Standard MHFA teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a deterioration of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
      Training format:
      12-hour training delivered as a two-day training workshop. Training participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a MHFA certificate of completion.
      Cost:
      $300 includes MHFA manual. Refreshments provided.
      Location:
      CIT Bruce
      Time:
      Classes are facilitated from 9am - 4:30pm. All potential participants MUST be able to attend both days of the training.
      Next training dates:
      Monday 23 May & Thursday 26 May 2022, CIT Bruce
      Register: Click here to register

      Monday 1 August & Thursday 4 August 2022, CIT Bruce
      Register: Click here to register

      Monday 10 October & Thursday 13 October 2022, CIT Bruce
      Register: Click here to register
  • Standard MHFA Refresher (Face-to-face)
    • Overview:
      Standard MHFA Refresher allows people who have previously completed a Standard Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited Mental Health First Aiders, the refresher course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years. You may take the refresher course up to three months after your accreditation has expired.
      Training format:
      Four-hour workshop.
      Cost:
      $150
      Location:
      CIT Bruce
      Time:
      9am - 1:30pm
      Next training dates:
      To be confirmed. Register your interest below.

Fee Payment

Please note that all payments must be made via the online booking process, which can either be accessed via the links above if available or will be sent to you upon your enquiry. Payment must be made prior to commencing the course.

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