AFA has partnered with Mental Health First Aid Australia to deliver the Standard Mental Health First Aid course.
The 12-hour course provides participants with the practical skills to be able to support someone with a mental health problem.
Held over two days at the Australian Fitness Academy in Caulfield, this course will help you learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to offer mental health first aid using a practical, evidence-based action plan until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
This course is based on guidelines developed by Mental Health professionals and is open to adults (aged 18 or over) working in fitness, health and related fields.
A 3-year Mental Health First Aid accreditation will be awarded.
Plus, it is accredited with Fitness Australia for 10 CECs.
The course includes:
- Signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults
- How to provide initial assistance
- Where and how to access professional assistance
- The type of assistance that is most effective, as confirmed by relevant research
- How to provide first aid in a crisis situation
This is an education course, to learn how to give mental health first aid to others and is not a therapy or support group.
You’ll specifically learn how to help people suffering from:
- Substance Abuse Problems
- Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours
- Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (Deliberate Self-Harm)
- Panic Attacks
- Traumatic Events
- Aggressive Behaviours