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FULLY BOOKED Standard Mental Health First Aid – 1/6 and 8/6

June 1 @ 9:30 am - June 8 @ 4:00 pm


The Blended Online MHFA Community Course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.

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

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problem, 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 first aid in a crisis situation.

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.

For more information contact Erin at erinc@taskforce.org.au or on 9532 0811.

This is a 5 hour online course, delivered as a two-day training package, conducted over Zoom. Participants must complete an online component prior to session 1. 

The course takes place on June 1 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and June 8 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.


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June 1 @ 9:30 am
June 8 @ 4:00 pm




TaskForce Mental Health First Aid

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