"Many of us are trained in first aid but rarely have to use it. With mental health first aid, we are required to use it regularly in everyday life" - Rae-Anne (Master Instructor - Mental Health First Aid Trainer). See bio!
Mental Health First Aid training has spread rapidly in Australia and worldwide. As SA's leading first aid provider we are pleased to announce we are now delivering a MHFA course based on Mental Health First Aid Australia's Guidelines.
Given almost half the total population (45.5%*) will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime, our new Mental Health First Aid course will enable you to support a work colleague, family member or friend when the time comes.
The 2 day course teaches you how to provide initial support to those developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Any interested adult can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.
The course is delivered by highly experienced professional who will give you strong skills to recognise the signs of mental disorders early, effective strategies to assist, and the confidence to use them. The course can be customised for workplaces so managers and employees can better understand mental health issues, promote a healthy workplace and minimise the risk to employees’ mental health.
In the Media
Rae-Anne talks Mental Health First Aid on ABC Radio - Listen online!
(Saturday 10 October 2015 - ABC Radio).
Glam Adelaide: St John Gives Mental Health A Louder Voice
(Saturday 10 October 2015 - Glam Adelaide)
BOOK ONLINE NOW or call 1300 ST JOHN (78 5646) to find out more.
Public course $250 ($230 concession) per individual
Private (onsite) course with a maximum of 18 participants $2600
We can customise this course to suit your workplace / needs.
Download Mental Health First Aid Course Flyer pdf.
Visit the Mental Health First Aid Australia website.
*Source: Mental Health Council of Australia - https://mhaustralia.org/sites/default/files/imported/component/rsfiles/factsheets/statistics_on_mental_health.pdf