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Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Red Cross offers Standard MHFA courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
12 hours (2 days) in a classroom (face to face)
Mental health crises covered:
There are no prerequisites for this MHFA training course.
There is no assessment process for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid : https://mhfa.com.au/firstaider
On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.