Standard Mental Health First Aid

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

SMHFA is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

Who can attend SMHFA?

Any adult can attend SMHFA. There are no pre-requisites.

WHY ATTEND SMHFA?

You will gain improved knowledge of:

  • mental illnesses and their interventions
  • appropriate mental health first aid strategies
  • confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem.

CAN I get cpd points?

The course is endorsed by the following:
Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
Australian College of Nurses (ACN)
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)

In addition, for the following professionals, if a relevant CPD learning goal can be met by a Mental Health First Aid course, course attendance can be claimed as continuing professional development (CPD) by:

Psychologists
Social Workers
Teachers
Dieticians
Speech Pathologists
Audiologists and audiometrists
Lawyers in some states and territories of Australia
Orthotists and Prosthetists

FlexiMinds Advantage

Mental Health First Aid Trainers are not required to be clinicians. Our SMHFA trainer is a psychologist with years of clinical experience. This would add clinical validity and experience to an evidence-based course.

As with all FlexiMinds courses, course attendees are supported by:

  • Online support via email for 2 months
  • Experienced support clinical staff (including consultant psychiatrist)
  • Local presence of a training company that is here to stay

05
Sep
2019

5th Sep 2019, 9:00am - 6th Sep 2019, 4:00pm
Townsville Private Clinic
Townsville Private Clinic
136 Willis St, Townsville, QLD 4810
$180.00
Standard Mental Health First Aid Sep 2019

Be a Certified Mental Health First Aider!

Two day course with our psychologist, Caitlin Duffy. Learn to provide help to someone who:

  • is developing a mental health problem (depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use)
  • has a worsening existing mental health problem
  • is in a mental health crisis (self-harm, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of alcohol and drug use, severe psychotic states, aggressive behavior)

Please note that the venue is in the city and parking is limited. Please allocate time for parking to avoid last minute rush.

Date: Thu, 5 Sep (0900 to 1600) and Fri, 29 Mar (0900 to 1600)

Venue: Townsville Private Clinic, 136 Willis St, Townsville City

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Contact Details

PO Box 2332
Townsville, QLD, Australia, 4810

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