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
Mental health crises
SMHFA is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.
Any adult can attend SMHFA. There are no pre-requisites.
You will gain improved knowledge of:
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:
Audiologists and audiometrists
Lawyers in some states and territories of Australia
Orthotists and Prosthetists
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:
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