COURSE EVENT DETAILS
This is an accredited course where participants can attain a 3-year accredited Mental Health First Aid Certificate and gain 10 CEC’s with Fitness Australia if needed.
The 12 hour face-to-face course will equip adults to identify when someone may be developing a mental illness, experiencing the worsening of a mental illness or is in a crisis situation due to mental illness. It will be delivered over 2 days:
Dates- March 30 and 31, 2019 from 10am till 5pm
Venue- UNE Access Centre Tamworth
In Australia, 1 in 5 adults experience a common mental illness in any given year. Mental Health First Aid provides people with skills they are most likely to use at one point in their lives. Many people with mental illness delay in seeking professional help. Mental Health First Aiders can:
- Encourage people to seek professional help early
- Help challenge the stigma associated with mental illness
- Make people that are suffering aware that help is available
- Make a difference to someone that is suffering on a day to day level
Recent studies have shown that training in Mental Health First Aid results in better knowledge, attitudes and providing help. This can be useful in the community, workplace and within your personal relationships.