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Posted on 21 April, 2017 in Events

Mental Health First Aid Course for Carers

Mental Health First Aid for Carers

What is 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.

To see more of the course content, view the course outline.

Presenter

Noelene Armstrong is the Mental Health Coordinator at Carers NT.  She has lived experience as a Mental Health Carer and has many years experience facilitating education programs for other Carers.  Noelene incorporates information about local mental health services when she delivers the Mental Health First Aid program.

Course Details: To be eligible you must identify as a Carer. 

Session 1: Saturday 29th of April from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Session 2: Sunday the 30th of April from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Venue: Carers NT, 59 Bayview Blvd, Bayview

How to register: Places are limited, so registration is essential by COB Friday 28th of April

Contact Carers NT on 89 444 888, or email [email protected]

Cost:

Carers who are not registered at Carers NT will pay a small fee of $30.  For registered Carers there is no cost.

 

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea will be provided

A certificate will be issued on completion of this course. Participants are also encouraged to complete the online assessment at the completion of the course to receive a 2 year accreditation as Mental Health First Aider.  Continuing Professional Development points are also available for certain professions.  You must attend both sessions in full to complete this course and certification an a chance to be accredited.

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