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Standard Mental Health First Aid – 4th Edition (2 days)

20 June 2017 @ 9:00 am - 21 June 2017 @ 3:30 pm

$160 – $200

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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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • 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.

Location: Lismore

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

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20 June 2017 @ 9:00 am
21 June 2017 @ 3:30 pm
$160 – $200
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Social Futures
0439 137 207

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Registration is required to secure your place in Social Futures’ workshops. For fee-paying workshops, you may pay by credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer upon check out. Your registration details will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment.

As we are a not for profit organisation we are unable to provide refunds, but are if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your place to another person who meets the entry criteria. Please let us know of any changes to the participants who will attend.

Workshops may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. If this is necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

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