Standard Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students

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Tertiary MHFA | Face-to-Face

The Standard Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course with Blended eLearning and Face-to-Face with an instructor, is an alternative pathway to the, 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course. (for adults assisting other adults).

$ 330

You will learn how to assist an adult 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.

Intervene early | Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in other adults.

Respond in a crisis | Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support and how to respond across a range of crisis situations where an adult may be at risk of harm.

Offer support | Learn the skills to speak openly and accurately about mental health. Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation.

Reduce stigma | Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses, risk factors and treatments and supports available. Reduce stigma and increase support for adults experiencing and living with mental health problems.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Why attend a Standard Mental Health First Aid training course?

Become an MHFAider
Adults who complete the course become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support when it matters most.

Improve knowledge
Evaluations consistently show that by attending a course, participants improve their knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.

Improve confidence
Course participants report improved confidence in providing first aid to individuals.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with mental health problems and from the viewpoint of professionals within the mental health community.

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.
It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.

Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course is an alternate online delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course (for adults assisting other Adults). Standard MHFA Blended Face-to-Face courses include two components:

Course Component 1 – A self-paced interactive eLearning environment (takes about 6 – 8 hours to complete).

Course Component 2
A 4-hour face-to-face workshop over two sessions:

  • Session 1 – We revise eLearning modules on Mental Health in the workplace, talk about the available resources and revise the ALGEE system. This is undertaken before applying our new knowledge with practical scenarios, watching a short film and practising our conversation skills around Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Substance use problems.
  • Session 2 – We apply the MHFA Action plan to a scenario and revise our eLearning modules on psychosis and substance abuse problems. During this session, we focus on the benefits of self-care, have some more practice conversations and complete a quiz.

The course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It provides an overview of mental illnesses, risk factors, prevalence, and impact before taking a much closer look at the following mental health problems:

Mental health problems covered

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol/drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

For more information, download – Standard Mental Health First Aid brochure.

Suitable for individuals, workplaces of all sizes, and volunteer and community-based groups.
Any adult (aged 18+) can attend.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Please Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:

  • Read information from a PowerPoint, Manual and whiteboard
  • Listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking licensed Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Requirements for completion
Participants need to attend 100% of this first aid training.
If they can’t, please contact our office for further arrangements.

To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, you will be required to complete an online assessment following training.

Certification Issued
This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification.
Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Upon completing the post-training online assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider.

Certification Validity
Three (3) years from the date of issue.
We recommend you use the email address that is still valid in 3 or 6 years time.

Standard MHFA Refresher training is required within the three years, taken as either a:

  • 4 hour face-to-face course or
  • 2 separate 2.5 hour online video conferencing course.

Taking a refresher course ensures you can hold on to your certification of validity.

In the 6th year of the first course, the full course must be completed again.

How to book and get further information

  • Book online (preferred)
  • If you require a workplace invoice please email us at info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au
  • Call one of our friendly customer service teams on 0423 811 844.
    Please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible as we could be teaching.

To secure your space, full payment is required at time of booking.
We accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard), or electronic funds transfer (internet banking).

Large groups and onsite pricing vary, please email, info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au to discuss the available options.

  • All prices include GST
  • Course materials, Coffee, Tea and snacks are included
  • Min 6 and max 24 participants per course
  • Travel costs may apply (we can teach Australia wide)
  • Current pricing as of November 2023

For more information, download our Instant Quote brochure – Standard Mental Health First Aid brochure.

  • Public Courses
    • Brisbane North | Kedron Edinburgh Castle Hotel
    • Brisbane South | Springwood Hotel
    • Brisbane West | Middle Park Centenary Tavern
    • More Locations opening soon

    With all our public courses we make sure we have great parking.

    Group Courses

    • Onsite at your workplace (Min 6 – max 25 per course apply)
    • We can teach Australia wide,
      We have a network of more than 3000+ instructors available to us and we like to travel ourselves.

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Tertiary MHFA | Online

The Standard Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course with Blended eLearning and video conference with an instructor, is an alternative pathway to the, 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course. (for adults assisting other adults).

$ 330

You will learn how to assist an adult 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.

Intervene early | Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in other adults.

Respond in a crisis | Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support and how to respond across a range of crisis situations where an adult may be at risk of harm.

Offer support | Learn the skills to speak openly and accurately about mental health. Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation.

Reduce stigma | Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses, risk factors and treatments and supports available.

Reduce stigma and increase support for adults experiencing and living with mental health problems.

Why attend a Standard Mental Health First Aid training course?

Become an MHFAider
Adults who complete the course become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support when it matters most.

Improve knowledge
Evaluations consistently show that by attending a course, participants improve their knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.

Improve confidence
Course participants report improved confidence in providing first aid to individuals.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with mental health problems and from the viewpoint of professionals within the mental health community.

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.
It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.

The Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course is an alternate online delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course (for adults assisting fellow students).

This course includes two components:

Course Component 1
A self-paced interactive eLearning (takes about 5-7 hours to complete).

Course Component 2
A video conferencing workshop that is 2 sessions of 2.5 hours each session.

  • Session 1 | (2.5 Hours) – We do a revision of eLearning modules on Mental Health in the community, we talk about the available resources, and we are Revising on ALGEE, then we talk about Anxiety and Depression and Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts. We apply the MHFA Action plan in your workplace.
  • Session 2 | (2.5hours) – We do a revision of eLearning modules on Available resources, Psychosis, Substance use problems and Self-care, and we finish by using the MHFA Action plan to help.

The course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It provides an overview of mental illnesses, risk factors, prevalence, and impact before taking a much closer look at the following mental health problems:

Mental health problems covered

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol/drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

For more information, download – Standard Mental Health First Aid brochure.

uitable for individuals, workplaces of all sizes, and volunteer and community-based groups.
Any adult (aged 18+) can attend.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Please Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:

  • Read information from a PowerPoint, Manual and whiteboard
  • Listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking licensed Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Requirements for completion
Participants need to attend 100% of this first aid training.
If they can’t, please contact our office for further arrangements.

To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, you will be required to complete an online assessment following training.

Certification Issued
This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification.
Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Upon completing the post-training online assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider.

Certification Validity
Three (3) years from the date of issue.

We recommend you use the email address that is still valid in 3 or 6 years time.

Standard MHFA Refresher training is required within the three years, taken as either a:

  • 4 hour face-to-face course or
  • 2 separate 2.5 hour online video conferencing course.

Taking a refresher course ensures you can hold on to your certification of validity.

In the 6th year of the first course, the full course must be completed again.

How to book and get further information

  • Book online (preferred)
  • If you require a workplace invoice please email us at info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au
  • Call one of our friendly customer service teams on 0423 811 844.
    Please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible as we could be teaching.

To secure your space, full payment is required at time of booking.
We accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard), or electronic funds transfer (internet banking).

Large groups and onsite pricing vary, please email, info@yourfirstaidtrainer.com.au to discuss the available options.

  • All prices include GST
  • Course materials, Coffee, Tea and snacks are included
  • Min 6 and max 24 participants per course
  • Travel costs may apply (we can teach Australia wide)
  • Current pricing as of November 2023

For more information, download our Instant Quote brochure – Standard Mental Health First Aid brochure.

  • This course is done online through either Zoom or Teams, after booking, your instructor will contact you with the access details.Or join our Face-to-Face Public coursesPublic Courses
    • Brisbane North | Kedron Edinburgh Castle Hotel
    • Brisbane South | Springwood Hotel
    • Brisbane West | Middle Park Centenary Tavern
    • More Locations opening soon

    With all our public courses we make sure we have great parking.

    Group Courses

    • Onsite at your workplace (Min 6 – max 25 per course apply)
    • We can teach Australia wide,
      We have a network of more than 3000+ instructors available to us and we like to travel ourselves.

GET TRAINED TODAY

ENQUIRE NOW →
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