The Blended Online MHFA Community Course is adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults and teaches participants how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental health first aid skills learnt in this course can be applied in any setting. Course content is tailored for community setting delivery using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.
Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Community Mental Health First Aid in the course includes two course components.
This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.
The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Community Course.
In this training, delivered over video conference from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component.
The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:
Although most people who attend an MHFA course feel very positive afterwards, for some it may bring on some unpleasant feelings, particularly at times of great stress. It is best to do the training when you are feeling well, but in case you find yourself feeling upset about anything in the course, the following document includes:
Enrolling in this Blended Online Course is a two-step process:
The cost of Component 1 (the eLearning course, hard copy MHFA Manual) and Course Component 2 (2 x 2.5 hour Instructor-led video conferencing sessions) is $350 (including GST).