What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?
MHFA 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 worsening 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 programs 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.
MHFA courses available at CIT:
CIT offers a range of MHFA options, all delivered by a MHFA Australia accredited instructor. Please note that most courses run with a minimum of 10 students, and can host a maximum of 20 students. CIT reserves the right not to offer courses where there are insufficient student enrolments.
In response to COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a series of new online courses for workplaces and the community.
Blended online MHFA Community (previously known as Standard)
The Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.
In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan. For more information see https://mhfa.com.au/courses/elearning/60888
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 (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each including set up time).
Total cost is $220 per participant.
- Component 1: $55.00 will be payable by each course participant directly to MHFA Australia via https://mhfa.com.au/online-courses-covid-19
- On receipt of payment MHFA Australia will send you instructions about the course and what must be achieved prior to attending the instructor-led component.
- Component 2: $165 will be payable directly to the instructor via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BJOEK
- The trainer will send you information on how to join the training room a few days before the scheduled training.
Once you have booked, you will need to bring proof of ID to your first class. Please bring three forms of ID, including one from each of the following categories:
Photographic ID showing your date of birth. E.g. driver's licence, proof of age card.
Residency ID showing that you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or holder of a permanent humanitarian protection visa. E.g. green Medicare card, passport.
Third form of ID showing your name. E.g. bank card, account in your name.
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 your upon your enquiry. Payment must be made prior to commencing the course.
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