Online MHFA for Tertiary Students

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Learn how to assist a peer experiencing mental health problems.

  • 349 Australian dollars
  • Online Sessions

Service Description

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.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

0427 760 637