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Standard Mental Health First Aid – Accredited Training

August 14, 2019
August 21, 2019


Financially supported by Sky Fitness Traralgon. Fully catered for in a  superb venue. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this evidence based course at such a cheap rate!

This 12-hour Course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers. 

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Who can attend a SMHFA course?

What is the Standard Mental Health First Aid course?

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

Course Content

The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises: 

Developing mental health problems

• Depression

• Anxiety problems

• Psychosis 

• Substance use problems.

Mental health crises

• 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.

Any interested adult can attend, there are no prerequisites for this course.

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Course Format

This is a 12-hour course with flexible delivery. Course participants receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. 

Note: The information provided in MHFA courses is for general mental health first aid only and is not intended to be and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional medical advice.



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84-90 Argyle Street
Traralgon, 3844
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