12 HOUR - ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

A comprehensive course for any adult to deliver MHFA in indigenous communities
 

A COURSE FOR EVERYBODY

Why do the 12 Hour Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid course?

Australian Government health studies indicate one in three Australians will meet criteria for some type of mental illness in their lifetime. First Nations people in Australia are over represented in all health indicators, including mental health.

 

The 12 Hour Aboriginal MHFA course teaches PRACTICAL and EVIDENCED BASED skills to assess, approach and assist a person developing a mental health problem or in a crisis situation.


Safer Communities is a leader in the delivery of MHFA programs. Aboriginal MHFA Propgrams are delivered by instuctors from ATSI communities.

Mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

READY TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT?

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Safer Communities offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and consultancy to schools and workplaces. We are based in the Byron Bay Hinterland but travel throughout Australia.

CONTACT:

Mark Smith 

Phone: 0413 684 350

Email: mark@safercommunities.com.au

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NESA ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT

Youth Mental Health First Aid will contribute 14 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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