Did you know that 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year?
Evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors are offered for FREE to enrolled USQ students. Mental Health First Aid training teaches how to approach and assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or a mental health crisis using a practical action plan.
USQ offers MHFA training for enrolled USQ students in two formats. Both cover the same basic content:
Standard MHFA – 12 hours over 2 days, face to face workshop
Blended MHFA – 6-8 hours eLearning followed by 4.5 hour workshop
Completion of either format, plus a post-course online assessment, enable the participant to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider, which is nationally recognized and valid for 3 years.
Learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family members, co-workers and other adults.
This course is based on guidelines developed through an expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems; people who care for them; and mental health professionals.
Learn practical first aid skills:
Recognise common mental health problems
Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
Engage appropriate professional help, and
Respond in a crisis situation
Who can attend?
All students over the age of 18 are encouraged to attend.
How much does it cost?
This training Student Amenity Fee Funded and is FREE for enrolled USQ students.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
To see upcoming dates, visit the Student Events Calendar.