Mental Health First aid training

1 in 5 NZ adults experience mental illness in any year. Would you know how to respond?

“Having a family member and a close friend with a Mental Health problem I found this especially helpful in knowing how to act and when to act in the many difficult situations that arise.”

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Brief Overview

Whilst most people know something about common first aid problems such as cuts and grazes, coughs and colds, sprains and strains, there is widespread ignorance of mental health issues.

Regular first aid courses are recognised for improving people’s skills in giving initial and appropriate aid in a medical emergency, but most of these courses don’t address how we can help someone who is having mental health difficulties.

Mental health concerns are much more common than you think. In New Zealand, approximately one in five adults will experience mental illness in any given year. That means that all

members of our community can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing mental health problems. Do you know how to respond to them?

Who Should Attend

This course is open to everyone interested in Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that this course is not a therapy or support group. It is an education workshop where you will learn how to give mental health first aid to those in need.

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Learning Outcomes

Our MHFA workshop teaches you how to assist someone who is experiencing mental health problems or is in a mental health crisis.

Mental illness topics covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse

Mental health crisis topics covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviour
  • Panic attacks
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviour

During this workshop, you will learn the ALGEE five steps action plan:

  • Approach, assess and assist any crisis
  • Listen non judgementally
  • Give support and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage other supports

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