Standard Mental Health First Aid - Darwin (6th to 9th March 18)

Standard Mental Health First Aid - Darwin (6th to 9th March 18)

About Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience).  Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.  Carers NT offers MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

View the course outline here or download a copy of the course flyer .

Accreditation

A certificate will be issued on completion of this course.  Participants are also encouraged to complete the online assessment to receive a 3 year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider.  Continuing Professional Development points are also available for certain professions.  You must attend both sessions in full to achieve certification and the opportunity to be accredited.

A strength of the course is clarifying what mental illness is. Giving the participants the skills to recognise when someone is in need of help, and the knowledge to respond appropriately. - Carer, MHFA October 2016

Course Details

 To be eligible you must identify as a Carer.

Session 1: Tuesday the 6th of March from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Session 2: Wednesday the 7th of March from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Session 3: Thursday the 8th of March from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Session 4: Friday the 9th of March from 9 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: Carers NT, 59 Bayview Blvd, Bayview

How to register: call 1800 242 636, email [email protected] or register my interest here.

Cost: The course is free for registered Carers.   

Unregistered Carers are encouraged to refer themselves to our service in order to take advantage of this opportunity and other services. To self refer you can check the appropriate box when completing the online registration for this course. Or you may wish to call Carers NT during business hours on 1800 242 636

 A limited number of places are available to Carers who are not registered and do not wish to self refer to Carers NT.  These Carers will be asked to pay a small fee of $30.

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