Target Audience: This course is considered as mandatory training for anyone working in the community services sector, though any interested adult (18 years and over) can attend the 4th Edition Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course.
Course Outline: The 2 day, 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.
Developing mental health problems covered are:
Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
Learning Outcomes: Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, 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.
Facilitator:Mark McGrath has over 18 years experience in working in the community services sector and currently manages a non-government Mental Health Support Service in Northern NSW. Mark also volunteers as a REACH support group facilitator for the Black Dog Institute and facilitates resilience based programs in High Schools. Mark is a Principle Master Instructor within the Mental Health First Aid program and has extensive experience in delivering both the Standard MHFA, Youth MHFA and teen Mental Health First Aid programs. Mark works closely with community organisations in the NGO sector in the areas of mental health and brings with him the knowledge and experience that comes from his own lived experience. Mark presents with great energy and enthusiasm. His courses are always interactive and he uses anything to make them stimulating, fun and more importantly relevant.
Venue: Social Futures Training Room, 256 Molesworth St, Lismore
Catering: tea/coffee, morning and afternoon tea provided, BYO lunch
Early Bird Prices – end 24/05/17
CHSP/CCSP Worker $160 / Social Futures Member $160 / All Others $180
Prices after 24/05/17
CHSP/CCSP Worker $180 / Social Futures Member $180 / All Others $200