Online MHFA for Tertiary Students
Learn how to assist a peer experiencing mental health problems.
- 349 Australian dollars$349
- Online Sessions
The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary Course is adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults which teaches students in tertiary settings how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course teaches tertiary students how to assist a peer who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. The mental health first aid skills learnt can be applied to help any adult. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Tertiary Mental Health First Aid includes two course components: 1. Self-paced interactive eLearning 2. Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions) In this session you will revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to: - Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan - Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules - Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios - Discuss and reflect 'a where to from now' in using mental health first aid skills - Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health. The course content covers developing mental health issues including: - Depression - Anxiety problems - Psychosis - Substance use problems And covers the following 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.