Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Student Training

Learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family members, co-workers and other adults.
12 - 19 JUL 2019
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
USQ Toowoomba
11 Jul
5.00 PM

About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, 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.

Learn practical first aid skills

Recognise common mental health problems
Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
Seek appropriate professional help, and
Respond in a crisis situation

Mental health problems covered

Substance use problems

Mental health crisis covered

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
NOTE: This course is not a therapy or support group.

Why attend a MHFA course

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

What is the format

This is a 12 hour course, delivered as a 2-day training package. Attendance at BOTH days (12/7/19 & 19/7/19) is compulsory.
Who can attend this course?
All students over the age of 18 years are encouraged to attend.

How much does it cost

The program is FREE for current USQ students
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Demonstrate your mental health first aid skills by becoming a Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become accredited.