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.
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.