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.
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?
Our innovative online learning cuts class time in half!
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Certificate of Accreditation recognised by Mental Health First Aid Australia will be issued providing online and practical competencies are met.
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
- Substance use problems
Full face to face
- 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.
- Assessments scenario based
- Final multiple choice online assessment
- 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.
- 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.
- Final multiple choice online assessment
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.
PROCEDURE FOR REFUND REQUESTS
Phone or email P: 0423 185 801 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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