Mental Health Accredited Training

F2F Accredited Mental Health First Aid

This course can help employers become more proactive in preventing mental health issues becoming a workplace injury, by delivering a best practice ‘early intervention’ approach for those employees who are challenged by a mental health condition. Employees will learn how to recognise the symptoms of different illnesses and mental health crises amongst their colleagues, equipping them to provide immediate assistance. A highly recommended course for all workplaces.

Online Mental Health First Aid for Community

While Australia faces travel restrictions and physical distancing to contain the impact of COVID-19, this is an alternative option to the Standard MHFA 2-day course. This training will be presented by WPI facilitators who are experienced in delivering targeted training. Meaning a tailored approach to discussions and training content, enabling individuals to learn how to become more proactive in preventing mental health issues or injuries.

Online Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces

While Australia faces physical distancing to contain the impact of COVID-19, the Blended Online MHFA for the Workplace course is being offered as an alternative to the Standard MHFA 2-day course and this specialised course has a specific focus on the how MHFA is applied to the workplace. Our senior facilitators specialise is workplace specific content and strategies relating to prevention workplace mental health issues or injuries.

Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

This course is designed for organisations whose operations do not have the capacity to have employees attend the 2-day Standard MHFA. The blended program is a combination of 6- hours eLearning and follow up 4 hour face-to-face teaching. The course focuses on how to acquire mental health first aid skills that can be applied to assist and support coworkers. The program will also equip those in the workplace to become Mental Health First Aid Officers.

Blended Mental Health First Aid for the Legal Profession

This course is designed for organisations requiring increased flexibility in the delivery of training of their employees. Designed for the Legal Profession, this course uses case studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. A combination of 6-8 hours of eLearning and 4 hours followup face-to-face training, where participants learn how to assist a coworker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Refresher Mental Health First Aid

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher course allows those who have previously completed the Standard Mental Health First Aid training course to refresh and update their knowledge and skills.

For those who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years while updating their skills.

Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult. Participants will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury. It teaches:
• Why people engage in self-injury
• How to talk to someone about their self-injury
• How to help the person stay safe
• How to connect someone to appropriate professional help
• How to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
The development of this course has been funded through the Australian Government Department of Health, Suicide Prevention & Leadership Support Program.

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal

With 8 suicides every day, and four times more attempts, one life lost to suicide is one too many.

While it can be intimidating to talk about suicide or ask a person whether they are feeling suicidal, this evidence informed program, which is based on the revised, assists participants to identify and confidently support a person who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Aimed for those who support 12-24 year olds, this 2-day course teaches participants about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Conversations about Gambling

The 4-hr Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling assists participants to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling harm using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

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

Refresher Youth Mental Health First Aid

This course had been designed for adults living or working with 10 to 24-year-olds, targeted towards teachers youth workers, sports coaches, youth resource officers and social workers. Others who will benefit from undertaking this course include parents, guardians, and grandparents, and other family members.

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