Mental Health First Aid Training

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Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist visitors to the church, friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems. This course will be of assistance to volunteers of the Olive Way and others who interact with visitors to the church.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a 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.

Where:  Brunswick Uniting Church

When:  Friday 2 March and Saturday 3 March.

Time:  9.30 am to 3.30 pm each day

Cost:  contact Richard, details below.

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 Information:

  • 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course
  • Course topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance use problems, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.
  • Participants are required to purchase a copy of the Standard MHFA manual
  • Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will need to attend all sessions to become accredited.

This is a 12 hour course.  More details here.

Please contact Richard Arnold ( or Peter Blair ( if you are interested.

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