Did you know the onset of common mental illnesses is usually by the age of 25? Early intervention is paramount in enabling people to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Mental health first aid is the assistance given to someone developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, it is the help given until appropriate professional assistance is received or the crisis is resolved.
Mental health issues covered are: depression, anxiety and psychosis substance misuse. Mental health crises that are covered are: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects of alcohol and other drug misuse and aggressive behaviours. This training is nationally recognised and accredited, and will develop your skills for life.In this two day workshop, you will:
- Learn how to be a first responder to someone who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis
- Receive a copy of the Mental Health First Aid Manual
- Receive a Certificate of Completion to add to your portfolio
About the presenters:
Nathan Seng and Michelle O’Brien are Mental Health First Aid accredited trainers. They both work in the Student Transition and Leadership Team at Griffith University.Register Now!