Practical knowledge in identifying, responding and supporting the individual
Mental Health First Aid Course Townsville
Mental Illness in Australia
Mental illness is a very common illness in Australia. In any one year, one in five Australians aging between16 to 85 are experiencing a mental illness. This forms the approximately the 7.3 million of Australian population. The common form of mental illnesses are anxiety, affective or mood disorders, and substance use disorders.
Mental illness affects a person’s feeling, thinking, behaviour and interaction with other people. Not everyone living with mental illness will be diagnosed. This may also causeloss of home, income isolation from the family, friends and community, and deprived physical health. Lack of knowledge in mental health, scare of discrimination may prevent people from seeking help early.
We all can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing a mental illness. Standard MHFA training will provide you information on how to assist a family member, colleague, friend who is going through difficult times due to their mental illness or going through crisis until professional assistance is received or the situation is resolved.
Based on the International MHFA guidelines, the content of the MHFA is developed consultation with the mental health professionals, carers, advocates and researchers written by the MHFA Australia. This evidence-based mental first aid content is facilitated by the MHFA instructor in Townsville.
MHFA Training Townsville
Participants of this first course will learn how to provide mental health first aid to someone who is suffering from the mental illness, distinguish the signs and symptoms of mental health problems:
- substance use disorder
Participants will also learn the MHFA action plan on how, what, when and where to administer mental health first aid. This first aid training course utilises evidence-based research and focuses on potential crisis circumstances arising from mental health illness with an applied first aid response.
Facilitator will cover crisis situations, where the person might have suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other substance use or violent behaviours.
Benefits of MHFA training courses
MHFA provides learners with the skills to identify a mental health crisis, respond correctly and provide assistance to the individual for their recovery and return to work this includes:
- awareness of just how common mental health issues are among communities.
- de-stigmatise mental health illness and knowledge.
- How to acknowledge if a person is going through difficult times due to mental health illness.
- Learn tohelp someone suffering from a mental health crisis or condition when professional assistance is not available
This MHFA training course is delivered by an accredited MHFA Instructor, and is deliveredover a 2-day period (12 hours)
Arcadian SLSC Strand Clubhouse-The Rock Pool, The Strand, Townsville, 4810
Course Fee: $295 per person + GST
Mental Health First Aid Training Dates in Townsville:
- 18-19th July 2019 08:30-16:00
- 19-20 August 2019 08:30-16:00
- 12-13th September 2019 08:30-16:00
- 12-13th November 2019 08:30-16:00