Mental Health First Aid – 2016December 2, 2015
What is Mental Health First Aid?
MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or is in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:
- Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
- Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
- Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
- Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
- Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.
Lifeline Gippsland are running Mental Health First Aid over four 3½-hour sessions. If you are interested in learning how to recognise the symptoms of a mental health problem and provide support to a friend, family member or a member of your community, please either complete the MHFA Registration Form 2016 and email to Reception at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5136 3500.
VENUE: Lifeline Gippsland, Cnr Church & Fleming Streets, MORWELL
DATES: 12th April, 19th April, 26th April, 3rd May (Please note: You must attend all four sessions)
TIMES: 6pm – 9:30pm
DATES: 30th August, 6th Sept, 13th Sept and 20th Sept
TIMES: 1:00pm – 4:30pm