Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid Courses2022-07-22T14:44:16+09:30

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid Courses

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. During a Mental Health First Aid course, participants 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 and make a real difference to your community.

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid Courses

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the initial help offered to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, or a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

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 other.

Mental Health First Aid Accredited Instructor
Mental Health First Aid Accredited Instructor
Jigsaw Therapy - MHFA
Jigsaw Therapy - MHFA training

Evidence based courses

MHFA courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, through developing Delphi method guidelines that cover a number of mental health problems, crises and in different contexts. All MHFA courses are then evaluated, using rigorous scientific methods, to ensure they are having a positive impact. These evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time. Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others

Mental Health First Aid in the workplace2022-07-18T12:05:15+09:30

More and more workplaces are realising the impact of mental health problems at work on their people and productivity. Encouraging early help-seeking is one way to promote a mentally healthy workplace. This is where Mental Health First Aid can help. Mental Health First Aid offers early-intervention education courses for adults in the workplace that increase mental health literacy and teach the practical skills needed to support a co-worker or another adult, who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

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Mental Health First Aid course options

Mental Health First Aid course options

Here at Jigsaw Therapy, we provide both the Standard and Youth Mental Health First aid courses which can be delivered in a variety of ways. Click on the link below for an overview of the course content for both these courses. Please contact us for pricing.

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