MHFA

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

MHFA
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ABOUT THIS COURSE

The Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.
This course is for both the workplace and the wider community groups or singles, the tools and skilled gained can provide early intervention and initial mental health first aid support to someone who can then be transferred on for professional treatment.
You will learn the most up-to-date Mental Health First Aid techniques to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
This course is based on guidelines developed through expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over,
  • Have literacy skills to be able to read the mental health first aid course material and action plan.
  • Have the ability to complete a workplace Incident Report.
  • Have a level of oral communication that enables them to engage with the distressed person and accurate verbal reports to emergency response services and workplace supervisors.
  • Access to a Computer and basic computer skills
  • No prerequisites for this course

Why Learn the Fluid Way?

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Our innovative online learning cuts class time in half!

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Certificates

Certificate of Accreditation recognised by Mental Health First Aid Australia will be issued providing online and practical competencies are met.

COURSE CONTENT

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks

 

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Substance use problems

COURSE COMPONENTS

Full face to face

  1. Face-to-face 2 day course
    The face-to-face 2 day theory and practical course gives you the opportunity to learn in a group setting. You will then practice the newly learned skills and receive trainer feedback before completely assessment tasks.
  2. Assessments scenario based
  3. Final multiple choice online assessment

Blended learning

  1. Online learning and assessment (up to 6-8 hour to complete)
    The online video learning component allows you the time and space to learn and complete theory assessment at your own pace, when and wherever you want! Actual duration of this component will vary depending on your past experience and knowledge. You will need access to a computer and the internet to complete this part of your course. If this is difficult for you we can arrange access for you – just give us a call! You must have successfully completed the online assessment prior to attending the practical face to face component of the course. You gain an elearning certificate of successful completion of this online course you than need to arrange the face to face component within 3 months.
  2. Face-to-face practical session (4 hours duration)
    This face-to-face practical session gives you the opportunity to learn the applied skills, practice them and receive trainer feedback and then complete assessment tasks.
  3. Final multiple choice online assessment

CERTIFICATES

On successful completion of all course components, providing all online and practical competencies are met you will be issued a Certificate of Accreditation which is recognised by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

 

This Certificate of Accreditation will be emailed in electronic PDF format to your nominated email address This can be used for Mental Health First Aid rolls in the workplace. A Certificate of completion will be issued if you attend the 2 day course without completing the final online assessment.

ENROLLING IN THE COURSE

To enrol in the course online, please book your practical workshop HERE
To enrol over the phone, please call: 1300 976 276
Business Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm Sat

* All fees must be paid prior
to course commencement.

REFUND POLICY
We will make refunds to Learners in certain circumstances as listed in the table. To apply for a refund you should email a request to: admin@fluidlearning.com.au

PROCEDURE FOR REFUND REQUESTS

Phone or email P: 0423 185 801 admin@fluidlearning.com.au
Receive, complete and return a refund request form
Management to review the request and make a decision
Client contacted with outcome
If approved, refund processed within 7 days

STUDENT SUPPORT
If you have any special learning or physical needs please contact us prior to attending your course and we can discuss suitable support options. This includes Language, Literacy or Numeracy (LLN) needs or difficulties accessing a computer and/or the internet to complete the online learning and assessment.
If you are concerned that your language, literacy or numeracy skills will not be sufficient to complete the course, you can complete our online interactive LLN assessment. You will be required to log-in and create a Learner account. We will get back to you with the results and discuss any required support we can provide or refer you to other suitable support agencies.

The LLN tool can be found at: https://learning.fluidfirstaid.com.au/lln

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COURSE FAQs

 

When do I need to update this course.
Every three years MHFAA will be sent a reminder email. Refresher courses are delivered in a 4-hour face-to-face session and participants will receive a manual to take home. There is an online assessment after the face-to-face session which when completed will extend accreditation by a further 3 years.

On completion is there any (CPD) Continuing Professional Development Points.
Standard MHFA Course has been endorsed by some professional bodies as continuing professional development (CPD) for:

  • Nurses, midwives, mental health nurses, and practice nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Physiotherapists

Not endorsed but can claim CPD:

  • Psychologists, social workers, teachers, dieticians, speech pathologists, Audiologists and audiometrists, orthotists and prosthetists, and lawyers In some states and territories.