The Blended Mental Health First Aid for Workplace course is an alternate online delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course (for adults assisting co-workers).
We will teach you how to provide initial support to co-workers who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. This support is meant to last until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves itself and is implemented using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people who have experienced mental health problems, as well as knowledge collected from trained professionals. So, if you’re looking for a Mental Health First Aid Course For the Workplace or other places of business, this is the tailored course to suit. With activities, questions and action plans designed around the work environment, all of our material is designed to help benefit the working professional.
Note: If you or anyone you work with is experiencing these problems, then help them to seek immediate professional treatment. MHFA is meant to be a reactionary course designed to support those at risk to receive full treatment.
So if you’re unsure about an employee or work colleague, this course will help you identify issues and ways to respond to them.
$300 per participant
To secure your space on the course full payment is required at the time of booking.
We accept credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or electronic funds transfers (internet banking).
Large groups and onsite pricing vary. Please speak to one of our friendly team to discuss the available options.
We teach many public courses throughout Queensland. Please see our calendar for the next course closest to you.
Alternatively, we come to your workplace (minimum numbers apply).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Any adult (18+) seeking to support their co-workers, family, friends, neighbours, community groups or general public who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, can attend.
Please note: This course is not a therapy or a support group. The aim is not to cover personal grievances but to provide full training on how to support others in a crisis situation.
18 yrs for a Mental Health First Aid Course.
Due to the adult learning environment, ‘Your’ First Aid Trainer cannot accept registrations for participants under the age of 18.
With physical training, first aid participants can be Aged 14 and above with their parents/guardian’s consent.
Standard Mental Health First Aid course manual and workbook.
Coffee & Tea, Water, Biscuits and Lollies
We don’t support the idea that mental health is ‘not a real health concern’. The reason we refer to the course as Mental Health First Aid is that, like any other health issue you may have, mental health issues can have very serious and widespread repercussions. Our mental states aren’t always in our control, particularly those who have undergone one or several serious, traumatic events.
For those living with a mental health condition, the results of not getting treatment can be devastating and may lead to further mental health problems over time. It’s our goal to equip Australians with the skills and confidence to help those around them get the support they need.
The Blended Mental Health First Aid for Workplace course is an alternate online delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course (for adults assisting other Adults). Blended MHFA courses include two components:
Course Component 1
A self-paced interactive eLearning environment (takes about 5-7 hours to complete).
Course Component 2
A 4-hour face-to-face workshop over two sessions:
The ALGEE System
The ALGEE system is our basic framework for offering mental support, one which we teach in all our classrooms. The ALGEE system is as follows:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:
Requirements for completion
Participants are required to complete the eLearning modules before attending the 4 hrs workshop. To pass the training, participants will need to attend 100% of this first aid training.
To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, you will be required to complete an online assessment following training. If you do not require certification and simply want to learn the skills taught in the course, then assessment is not required.
This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification.
Mental Health First Aid Australia provides accreditation. Mental Health First Aid Australia. If you do not require certification and simply want to learn the skills taught in the course, then assessment is not required.
Upon completing the post-training assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider.
Three (3) years from the date of issue. We recommend you use an email address that will still be valid in 3 or 6 years' time.
Refresher training is required after three years, including a four-hour face-to-face course or two online video conferencing courses lasting two and a half hours. Taking a refresher course ensures you can hold on to your certification of validity.
In the sixth year, the full course must be completed again.
Mental Health First Aid Australia (mhfa.com.au) courses are based on evidence which supports the best approaches to offering support to 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 and gathered through developing Delphi method guidelines that cover a number of mental health problems, crises and different contexts.
All MHFA courses are evaluated using rigorous scientific methods to ensure they have 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.
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