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    Mental Health First Aid Training

    It doesn't matter who you are, at some stage in your life you will need the skills to assist someone with a mental health crisis.

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    Depression

    Depression is a major illness in our society 4% of Australians in any one year.

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    Confusion

    Being mentally unwell can lead to confusion and uncertainty. Mental health first aid can really help people.

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    Mental Health First Aid Training

    Gain invaluable skills to assist others in crisis

  • Homeless and Hopeless

    Untreated mental health issues can lead to severe consequences for anyone.

  • Suicide

    Seven Australians die from suicide every day (Lifeline). This is worse than the road toll.

  • Anxiety

    Over 14% of Australians suffer from Anxiety in any one year.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Bushsong delivers Mental Health First Aid Training to the community at large and also to business organisations.

Whilst many people and organisations ensure that they have a high level of physical first aid training, there has been a lack of addressing the mental health requirements of both the community at large and also the employees of organisations. Many people, both in the community and in business are becoming more aware of the importance of good mental health, but have struggled to find appropriate training and information to meet their needs.

The Mental Health First Aid course is a twelve hour, evidence based training program to equip people in dealing with a mental first aid crisis. The training has been developed by Mental Health First Aid in Melbourne and is delivered by accredited instructors. Ric Raftis is one such instructor that can deliver this training to you and your organisation.

Mental Health affects everyone in the community both in their personal life and their business life. Being trained to keep an eye out for people with problems can be unbelievably helpful in preventing the situation from escalating. The training is excellent for businesses, service clubs, men's sheds, sporting clubs to name but a few.

Course Content
The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems covered:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety problems
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises 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.

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

Mental Health Information

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Book Your Course

Contact us today to enquire about running a Mental Health First Aid Course for your organisation or participating in one of our planned Mental Health First Aid courses.

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