About the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Course
Learn skills and gain confidence to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander friends and family experiencing mental health problems. This course has been culturally adapted for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and is taught by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Instructors. The course teaches first aid skills for helping indigenous people experiencing a mental health crisis, mental health problems or the early stages of mental illness.
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 topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance use problems, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.
To be eligible you must be registered as a Carer at Carers NT. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers or non-indigenous Carers with strong connections to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community or individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Session 1: Thursday 13th of July from 9 am to 4:30 pm
Session 2: Friday the 14th of July from 9 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Carers NT, 59 Bayview Blvd, Bayview
Respite: Contact Carers NT to discuss respite options if required. Out of town Carers are encouraged to enquire about travel expenses in order to attend.
Cost: A small fee of $20 is required to secure your place in the course. Payment is required prior to the course date. Payment can be waivered in circumstances of financial hardship. Catering will be provided.