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Mental Health First Aid Tertiary

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eLearning Component of the Blended Online MHFA Tertiary Course

Course Description

The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.

In this informative and practical course, you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Course content includes case-studies, videos and resources tailored to the learning needs of Tertiary/public course participants.

Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (5-7 hours)
The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviour

Course Component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)
Instructor-led video conferencing sessions (2 x 2.5 hours) follows the completion of Course Component 1 – eLearning.

Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.

Course Component 2 provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Both course components of the course are to be completed within a 3-month period.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Course Delivery & Course Fees

The total course fee comprises two components:

Course Component 1: This self-paced eLearning (5-7 hours) component of the course is completed on Mental Health First Aid Australia’s eLearning platform.
The cost of the eLearning course (Course Component 1 is $55.00* and is available for purchase directly through the MHFA Australia website or this may be purchased via iTrain Safety as part of a total course price). The eLearning course component price includes the MHFA Standard Course Manual in digital format.

Course Component 2: The Instructor-led video conferencing sessions (2 x 2.5 hours) are delivered by accredited Instructors at iTrain Safety. Enrolment and payment for Course Component 2 is completed directly with iTrain Safety, please contact info@itrainsafety.com.au for further information or enrol online today.

* Please notethe eLearning course component of this course is being provided nationally at the subsidised price of $50+GST until 31 December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 1 January 2021, the eLearning course price component will increase to $150 + GST.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources related to the provision of Mental Health First Aid within Australia.

Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Please contact us info@itrainsafety.com.au if you need any clarifications or have any queries.