Mental Health First Aid Course 4 sessions 4 weeks

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Mental Health First Aid Course 4 sessions 4 weeks


MHFA Standard 12 hour certificate course – 4 sessions over 4 weeks.  1 June to 22 June 2017. Wednesday morning sessions.  Times negotiable around 10-1pm.

Participants are able to sit a small exam online via MHFA to receive accreditation for 3 years.  Reaccreditation is flexible as the format may not require a full 12 HR course but a simple refresher.

Cass brings to her MHFA course facilitation academic education in Business, Financial Planning and Law. 10 years of experience in small business, primarily in the wellness sector as an endota spa franchisee, owning 3 endota spas and Follow the Dots; a retail, lifestyle & training business. Work and life experience instils a growing understanding of how MHFA can benefit both businesses, employees and community groups – along with members of the public with an interest in social responsibility. Cassandra has worked with the legal profession, property professionals, accountants, financial planners and medical/health/wellness consultants, coaches and groups. With a passion for people, in business and Mental Health, Cassandra delivers the MHFA course with a dynamic industry specific focus customised for the group experience. Experience in rehabilitation, wellness, and business/people management offers relevant insight for both business and community groups. Cassandra understands the fact finding process and client communication required in health, law, finance & accounting and knoweldfe of life events that professional/client disclosure can present as challenging in these settings. The work place stress in both big and small business that operate in service based industries, having regular interaction with employed people and members of the service provider/consumer setting can be better managed with MHFA guidelines in place. The Mental Health First Aid 12 hour course attracts CPD points for allied health professionals. Please visit Follow the Dots at and click on Mental Health for information on costs and group discounts. Cassandra happily travels Australia wide to deliver group sessions of a maximum of 20 people, enjoying the engagement with both businesses and members of the community to deliver this vital information to your people.

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Product Description

Mental Health First Aid Course 4 sessions 4 weeks.  This Eltham MHFA Standard 12 hour course is run over 4 Monday morning sessions over 4 weeks in September 2016.  5/9, 12/9, 19/9, 26/9. 10-1 pm with complimentary meditation and mindfulness training optional post session each week.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Claim CPD Points
Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions see the full list here .

What the Course Covers
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered are:

Anxiety problems
Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered are:

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Panic attacks
Traumatic events
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
Aggressive behaviours
All MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE.

Course held in Eltham, Bolton St modern meeting space with on site parking, enter through Follow the Dots shop.

10 am – 1pm

Flexibility around start times are negotiable to suit participants.  Mental Health First Aid manual is provided, along with Beyond Blue books and additional handouts to address group needs and further interests.


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