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Blended Online MHFA Workplace
Expires After: Does not Expire

100% online in a blended format.

  • Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
  • Course Component 2 – An Instructor-led component using video conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each including set up time).

The Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.
In this informative and practical course you will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course focuses on the workplace and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients, and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance to existing workplace supports and external professional help.
Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course includes two course components.

Course Component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning (5-7 hours)
The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviour

Course Component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)
Course Component 2 – Instructor-led video conferencing sessions (2 x 2.5 hours) follows completion of Course Component 1 – eLearning. Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online.

Course Component 2 provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.

Both course components of the course are to be completed within a 3-month period.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Course Delivery & Course Fee

The current total cost to complete the Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace Course is $220.00 (incl. GST) per participant*.

This includes:

  • The cost of the eLearning course is $55.00 which also includes optional delivery of a hard copy MHFA Standard Course Manual.
  • The cost of the 2 x 2.5 hour video conferencing sessions is $165 including GST (this may be $150 if the Instructor is not registered for GST). Your Instructor can confirm their individual fees.

* Please note – the current total course fee is currently subsidised by Mental Health First Aid International and is being offered at a fixed price nationally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Course Enrolment

Step 1. Purchase the course and provide your mailing address.

Step 2. We will then provide the online enrolment details so you can start the course and within a few days you will also receive a 184 page manual in the post.

Step 3. Once you complete the online learning you are ready to complete the instructor led component which is delivered via Zoom.

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Resilience, Mental Health & Staying Well
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in knowing more about themselves and others in the context of mental health. It covers communication strategies, self care, helping someone who may have a mental health problem and much more. 

In 2020 the course is still under construction and your feedback is welcomed. Please provide feedback and suggestions for future topics to [email protected] .

We are trying to get the balance between self paced learning and assesment tools to bed the knowledge down.

Within this course you are free to choose the lessons and topics which are relevant to you. 

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NQLIRA
Expires After: 6 months

Welcome to the supplementary online training for the face to face training facilitated by Dave Segal.

The face to face course content includes information about farmers – their families and communities, mental health, wellbeing, insight and self-awareness. This course includes supporting information and more will become available over the coming months. If you have any questions, suggestions for changes or if you’d like to see some new content just get in touch with us here at [email protected] .

We hope you enjoy the content.

Dave Segal & staff at Mental Health Intervention Skills Training.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Expires After: Does not Expire

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ASIST is an award-winning two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide life-assisting suicide first-aid intervention using the Pathway for Assisting Life (PAL) model.

Research shows that ASIST provides long-term financial benefit to communities and that ASIST-trained caregivers help at-risk people feel less suicidal and more hopeful.

Who Should Attend?

Although many professional caregivers use ASIST, anyone 16 or older can learn these life-saving skills.

Learning Outcomes

ASIST participants will be better able to:

• Identify people who have thoughts of suicide,

• Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions,

• Listen to the story of a person at risk and recognize turning points that connect that person to life, and

• Conduct a safety assessment, develop a safeplan, and confirm the safety actions to be done.

The Role of ASIST in a Suicide-Safer Community

ASIST provides a unique, life-assisting intervention model to help caregivers support persons at risk. It also helps caregivers contribute to the development of suicide-safer resources in their communities.

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12-Hour Standard Mental Health First Aid
Expires After: 2 days

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, until appropriate professional treatment is received.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. As an illustration the course will teach how to assist someone experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem. Furthermore participants will learn how to help someone who is in a mental health crisis. Ultimately those completing the course will learn how to help people in these situations get the help they need via appropriate professional help or the crisis resolves. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.

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Blended MHFA Tertiary
Expires After: Does not Expire

Learn how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Designed for TAFES and Universities that require increased flexibility in the delivery of training for their students, the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Tertiary Students is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training.

Over the last two years, almost 13,000 students have been funded to complete the MHFA tertiary eLearning course.

This is the eLearning component of the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Tertiary Students, which teaches how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. You will need to organise a group then book me to complete the follow-up face-to-face component (an additional cost) before you commence the eLearning component, as you will need to complete the face-to-face within 3 months after completing the eLearning.

Tertiary Mental Health First Aid

What does the course cover?

The course teaches tertiary students how to assist a fellow student who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the student setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

The eLearning component covers

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

The half day session covers

The face-to-face component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component for Tertiary Students. In this face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the student population in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Learn more here.

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Blended MHFA Workplace
Expires After: Does not Expire

Learn how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Designed for workplaces that require increased flexibility in the delivery of training for their staff members, the Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training.

The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the workplace setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The follow-on face-to-face training allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in a group environment, and to address mental health problems in the workplace in more depth.

The eLearning component covers

Developing mental health problems covered:DepressionAnxiety problemsPsychosisSubstance use problems
Mental health crises covered:Suicidal thoughts and behavioursNon-suicidal self-injuryPanic attacksTraumatic eventsSevere psychotic statesSevere effects from alcohol or other drug useAggressive behaviours.

The half day face-to-face session covers

The face-to-face component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning MHFA in the Workplace Course.

In this face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

Further information for workplaces

We have put together a handy info sheet with information on:

  • Why MHFA is suitable training for workplaces
  • How MHFA training differs from other workplace mental health training
  • Flexible training options available, pricing, and how to enrol

Download Information on Mental Health First Aid Training for Workplaces. (596.69 KB)

Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Learn more here.

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Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Gambling
Expires After: Does not Expire

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling harm using a practical, evidence based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Expires After: Does not Expire

Learn how to assist someone who is engaging in self-injury.

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult.
You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Suicide
Expires After: Does not Expire

Learn practical skills to improve your confidence to provide mental health first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal.

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Suicide course is for any interested adult.
You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Youth MHFA Refresher
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 14 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.

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Standard MHFA Refresher
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.

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14-Hour Youth Mental Health First Aid
Expires After: Does not Expire

Learn how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

You will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Residential Advisor Training
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course is designed for any student leader in a paid or volunteer role within a student residents of a university.

In 2020 the course is still under construction and your feedback is welcomed. Please provide feedback and suggestions for future topics to [email protected] .

We are trying to get the balance between self paced learning and assesment tools to bed the knowledge down.

Within this course you are free to choose the lessons and topics which are relevant to you. If you are just starting out in this role I wish you the best and encourage you to build strong support networks not just within your team but across teams and more broadly across the university and community.