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MHFA – July 2024

July 2 @ 9:00 am - July 3 @ 4:00 pm

Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.

In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Mental health first aid skills learnt by participants in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of community/public course participants.

Content was clear, engaging and easily comprehendible. I think the trainer summed up hours’ worth of my psychology degree in 5hrs and went beyond by giving me the confidence to apply it. I have already recommended this course!

 

Learning Objectives

This course covers common and disabling mental health problems and crisis situations. Participants learn how to apply mental health first aid to adults across a range of situations, including: AdobeStock 330729437

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Traumatic events

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adults,
  • Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation,
  • Know the barriers to help-seeking and how to overcome these,
  • Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support,
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses, risk factors and treatments and supports available,
  • Apply self-care practices as a Mental Health First Aider.

 

Our Trainers

Dr Renzo Vittorino

Renzo is the Deputy Director of Clinical Services at the Cairnmillar Institute and has extensive leadership and clinical experience spanning over 30 years. Renzo has experience in working with individual and families, community, and organisational development. Renzo has extensive experience in the development and delivery of programs and training in trauma informed practice including the recently implemented Trauma Informed Leadership Program delivered to managers of Area Mental Health Services in Victoria in partnership with Centre for Mental Health Learning and Department of Health.

 

Important Information

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, the event will be transferred to online delivery instead. Those who do not wish to attend online may otherwise choose to reschedule to an alternative course date, or receive a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees.

 

Ticket Options

Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their social security card or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].

By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming to have read and agreed to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions set by The Cairnmillar Institute.

Details

Start:
July 2 @ 9:00 am
End:
July 3 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$85.00 – $295.00

Organiser

Lana Winzar
Phone
03 9813 3400
Email
pd@cairnmillar.edu.au

Venue

The Cairnmillar Institute
391-393 Tooronga Road,
Hawthorn East, Victoria 3123
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Phone
1800 391 393
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Tickets

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Standard Enrolment
$ 295.00
23 available
Concession Enrolment
Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners and people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their social security card, or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].
$ 265.50
23 available
External Student or Cairnmillar Alumni
This ticket is eligible if you are a full-time student at an education provider that is not Cairnmillar, or a Cairnmillar alumni. Those applying for student enrolment must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their full-time student card via email to [email protected].
$ 200.00
23 available
Cairnmillar Student
$ 85.00
23 available