Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Two day workshop

The Mental Health First Aid Course teaches participants how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The course covers the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use. Mental health crisis situations are also covered, including:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug and alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Participants learn how to provide initial help, first aid in a crisis situation and where to access professional help. The workshop helps people apply mental health first aid in many settings – with family, friends, co-workers and team mates and more formal helping roles.

To enrol in a course or for more information, please contact the Community Education Team on education@lifelinewa.org.au or phone 08 9261 4444.
 

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