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BATHURST | Mental Health First Aid Training

February 22 @ 9:00 am February 23 @ 4:30 pm

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to provide initial support to another
adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is
received or the crisis resolves.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults,
how to recognise and respond to an emerging or worsening mental health problem and the treatments
and supports available.

Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, course participants learn how to approach someone they are
concerned about and initiate a conversation about those concerns. Participants also learn how to offer initial
support and information and how to encourage the person to seek professional help or other supports.

Adults who complete the course become Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders), equipped with the
knowledge, confidence, and skills to provide someone with mental health information and support
when it matters most.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
◦ Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adults
◦ Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first aid conversation
◦ Know the barriers to help-seeking and how to overcome these
◦ Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support
◦ Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses,
risk factors and treatments and supports available
◦ Apply self-care practices as a Mental Health First Aider

Face-to Face: 2 x 6-hour sessions over 2 days.
All sessions are led by an MHFA trained and Licensed Instructor.

VENUE: Courtyard room , Bathurst RSL Club, 114 Rankin St, Bathurst NSW 2795
DATE : Thursday 22 AND Friday 23 February 2024 | 9:00am to 4:30pm on both days


Please complete the form to register for this workshop