World Class Mental Health & Suicide Intervention Training
At Mental Health Intervention Skills Training we provide face to face training anywhere in Australia and online training around the world. We offer tailored solutions to business and government, just get in touch to learn more.
Courses include Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training & courses tailored to suit your organisational objectives.
Suicide Intervention Training
Training in suicide intervention does more than just upskill members of the community to save a life. Of course that should be enough but if you need more reasons then consider the confidence which comes from increased competence in suicide interventions. Lack of training is a significant factor for burnout in organisations and even if staff don’t use it at work, they’ll know that if a situation arises they can handle it.
Our suicide training is embedded across a range of courses including tailored, MHFA and ASIST.
Mental Health First Aid
You won’t find a better evidence based mental health training program anywhere in the world. In fact this course is now available in 29 countries – translated & localised. The Standard course covers depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, gambling problems, and substance use disorders. It teaches the public how to recognise the signs of a developing problem, how to help with the worsening of an existing problem and crisis first aid.
Tailored Courses for Government
Experienced Provider of Training for Government
Have you experienced cookie-cutter training that just doesn’t resonate with your workplace? We can develop evidence-based mental health and communication training specific to your organisation which can include consulting in your workplace to develop effective wellbeing policies and practices. This can augment your workplace reducing turnover and making your workplace a protective factor for your staff. Get in touch to find out how we can help. We can respond to critical incidents in your workplace, challenging staff behaviours, emotional intelligence, communication training, stress management, and more.
The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science was the first large sized government agency to gain the Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplaces Gold Level recognition. MHIST worked in partnership with this organisation to deliver a high standard of Mental Health First Aid courses in their workplaces in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth.
We also provide tailored courses to the Drought & Flood Agency, ACT Education Directorate, Commonwealth Ombudsman, National Measurement Institute, and Access Canberra
Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace
In response to Covid19, Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a blended course involving 5-7 hours self-directed learning followed by two 2.5 hour Zoom sessions facilitated by an Instructor. This is a great and cost effective way to upskill your teams regardless of size. The course teaches the core skills of the Mental Health First Aid course in the context of a workplace using videos, scenarios, quizzes and revision with the instructor, as well as practice conversations to support the learning. MHIST has a long history of providing online training through the provision of tailored courses to uiniversities
Youth Mental Health First Aid
The NSW Education Department is supporting the rollout of Youth Mental Health First Aid to all staff over the next four years. This in conjunction with Teen Mental Health First Aid helps to identify problems early and relies not just on teachers but peers to identify and refer on to teachers any concerns they have. The Youth Mental Health First Aid course can be delivered on site at your school (twilight hours 3:30-7:00pm) over 4 sessions.