Mental Health First Aid

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  • Lesser known than the typical First Aid course, Mental Health First Aid teaches you to understand the signs that someone around you, whether they be a loved one, a coworker or a stranger, may be in the midst of a mental health crisis.
  • Many of us would know what to do if the person next to us were to start choking or complaining of pain in their left arm, but would you know what to do if they were to have a panic attack?
  • Mental Health First Aid is a course that runs over two days that can give you a working knowledge of a range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use, eating disorders and more.
  • In addition it gives you the necessary tools to know how you can help someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, non-suicidal self-injury, aggressive behaviours, panic attacks and a range of other crisis situations you may encounter.
  • This kind of knowledge is invaluable in our industry and a great advantage for professionals and families supporting participants in battling mental health struggles.
  • We recommend registering to get certified with a MHFA training provider which can be found on their website https://mhfa.com.au/
  • In future blog posts, we’ll share with you some of our favourite tips and tricks we’ve learned for assisting in a mental health crisis.
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