An Endorsed Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) Program
We all can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing a mental illness. Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will provide you with crucial information on how to assist a family member, colleague, friend with a mental health illness or in a crisis, until appropriate professional support and treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.
The Standard MHFA course is a evidence based course based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Content of this first aid course is developed and authored by Mental Health First Aid Australia – Mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates contributed to this course content.
This program is delivered by accredited MHFA facilitator Sebnem Bulan-Worth in Brisbane CBD and Brendale. View Sebnem’s profile here.
On completion of this program, participants will receive a Statement of Completion for:
- Standard Mental Health First Aid
Participants will learn all the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorder, and how to provide initial support to a person who is developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Learners will also learn MHFA action plan on how, what, when and where to administer mental health first aid.
This course is evidence-based and addresses possible crisis circumstances based on the mental health problems, providing learners with practical mental health first aid response techniques.
Crisis situations covered are 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.
MHFA training participants will gain skills to recognise a mental health crisis, respond and support the individual to their positive health, recovery and return to work including:
- Awareness of just how common mental health issues are among communities.
- De-stigmatise mental health illness, increase knowledge and understanding
- Recognising if a person is going through difficult times due to a mental health problem.
- Support someone suffering from a mental health crisis or condition when professional assistance and support is not available
ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment and questioning techniques.
We understand that subject matter can be delicate in nature or may evoke emotional discussion. ASTRA Trainers and representatives will provide support and guidance throughout the course in a caring and understanding manner.