Mental Health First Aid Training

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Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skills. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about.

At a Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis (eg, the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience) and make a real difference to your community.

MHFA Training Outcomes:

KNOWLEDGE Increases mental health literacy
CONFIDENCE Increases confidence in providing mental health first aid
DE-STIGMATISING Decreases stigmatising attitudes
SUPPORT Increases the support provided to others

Standard Mental Health First Aid
The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, 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.

Total Cost: $175 or $130 Concession
Concession eligibility:
– have a current Centrelink health care card
– be a full-time student at any accredited institution
– be a Perth Bible College student (full-time/part-time)

For payments you can pay in full via bank transfer with the details below or contact the college reception on 08 9243 2000 and make your payment via phone. If paying by bank transfer please use the code: MHFA21 and include your last name. For example: MHFA21smith. For payment arrangements please express your interest to Kari at [email protected]

Bank:                 BankWest
Account name:Perth Bible College
BSB:                306-073
account number:418-235-6

The standard MHFA training sessions will run across the two Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm. They will be scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, and Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Lunches will be provided at 12:15pm on course days.

Please register here

Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors across the country. Perth Bible College offers the Standard MHFA course as authored by MHFA Australia, and delivered by Kerryn Monger who is currently accredited by MHFA Australia.