Education

Mental Health First Aid

More than 1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness. Mental Health First Aid courses helps you develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, making a real difference to your community.

See below to find out more and book into upcoming courses.

Mental Health First Aid - online course

FULLY BOOKED - September 24 and October 1

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is 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. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.

 

Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning

Developing mental health problems covered:

Depression

Anxiety problems

Psychosis

Substance use problems

 

Mental health crises covered:

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.

 

Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.

The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course.

In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Course format

This course is delivered as a two-day online training package. Participants must complete an online component prior to the first day.

To find out more, including how to refer clients, email enquiries@taskforce.org.au or call 9532 0811

Book online

FULLY BOOKED - October 22 and October 29

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is 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. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.

 

Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning

Developing mental health problems covered:

Depression

Anxiety problems

Psychosis

Substance use problems

 

Mental health crises covered:

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.

 

Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.

The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course.

In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Course format

This course is delivered as a two-day online training package. Participants must complete an online component prior to the first day.

To find out more, including how to refer clients, email enquiries@taskforce.org.au or call 9532 0811

Book online

November 19 and November 26

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is 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. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.

 

Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning

Developing mental health problems covered:

Depression

Anxiety problems

Psychosis

Substance use problems

 

Mental health crises covered:

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.

 

Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.

The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course.

In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Course format

This course is delivered as a two-day online training package. Participants must complete an online component prior to the first day.

To find out more, including how to refer clients, email enquiries@taskforce.org.au or call 9532 0811

Book online

December 10 and December 17

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is 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. Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.

 

Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning

Developing mental health problems covered:

Depression

Anxiety problems

Psychosis

Substance use problems

 

Mental health crises covered:

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.

 

Course component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.

The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course.

In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Course format

This course is delivered as a two-day online training package. Participants must complete an online component prior to the first day.

To find out more, including how to refer clients, email enquiries@taskforce.org.au or call 9532 0811

Book online

TaskForce Mental Health First Aid Programs are held at 421 South Road, Bentleigh 3204