Mental Health First Aid Course 20201006P2

Mental Health First Aid Course 20201006P2
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 October 2020 (1:30am to 4:00pm)

Blended learning incorporating online eLearning prior to the Facilitated virtual workshop via Zoom

Flat fee $374.00 (incl. GST)

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This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au for a quote.

Course Overview


This course is run by an accredited MHFA trainer. Blended learning 5-7 hours of eLearning followed by 2x 2.5 hour facilitated online sessions.
Please note the eLearning is required to be completed prior to the facilitated workshops.
In this course you will learn how to provide initial support to others who may be experiencing mental health issues. We use an evidence based Action plan. It improves your knowledge of mental illnesses - depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, psychosis and suicide. It provides strategies for you to use to support people developing a mental illness. It gives participants the confidence to be able to approach people who are not coping and start a conversation. It gives participants a better understanding of why people develop mental illness and what they can do about it. The course gives a step by step guide to help someone with a mental illness.


Learning Outcomes


  • What is mental health and mental illness?
  • How prevalent is it in Australia? What is its impact?
  • What are some of the reasons people develop mental illness?
  • Who can help in recovery?
  • What is the MHFA Action Plan?
  • Depression – signs, symptoms and interventions
  • What is the crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours?
  • Anxiety – signs, symptoms and interventions
  • What is the crisis first aid for panic attacks and after a traumatic event?
  • Psychosis – signs, symptoms and interventions
  • What is the crisis first aid for severe psychotic attacks?
  • Substance Use Problems – drugs and alcohol – signs, symptoms and interventions
  • What is the crisis first aid for severe effects of substance use problems?
  • How can we de-escalate aggressive behaviour?
  • Practice skills throughout the day, very interactive and to the point. Videos, scenarios and discussion will help embed the learning.

ZOOM Virtual Classroom

Our virtual classroom consists of a facilitator teaching the class to students who are dialled in remotely to the class session. Presentation slides and other digital files can be presented during the training session using the Zoom platform and the student may either focus on these resources or the facilitator. 

To enable connection, you will require the following set-up:

- Sufficient internet connection – Zoom is successful on a 4G network. Any network better than 4G will enhance the student’s experience;
- A PC with a web-camera, microphone and the capacity to run the Zoom application to allow the facilitator to better interact with students in the same manner as a traditional classroom; and
- Sufficient sized monitor or screen


"Incredibly practical - no jargon or avoiding difficult issues".

"Margo had great energy and a way of engaging everyone on the content."

"Opened my mind and gave me skills to give information to others seeking help."

Comments from our December 2019 course participants

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Intermediate level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Personal Attributes: Display Resilience and Courage

  • Stay calm and focused in the face of challenging situations.

Personal Attributes: Manage Self

  • Maintain own motivation when tasks become difficult.

Relationships: Communicate Effectively

  • Listen to others when they are speaking and ask appropriate, respectful questions.
  • Communicate routine technical information clearly.
  • Monitor own and others’ non-verbal cues and adapt where necessary.

Relationships: Work Collaboratively

  • Support others in challenging situations.

People Management: Manage and Develop People

  • Identify and act on opportunities to provide coaching and mentoring.
  • Recognise performance issues that need to be addressed and work towards resolution of issues.

Course Materials


A Mental Health First Aid manual will be provided at the course.

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Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au.
Where
ELearning and Zoom Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

Terms and Conditions
Payments

Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. Please contact an IPAA NSW staff member if an exception is required.

Payments - Online Events

If you have an outstanding invoice for the event, you will not receive a link to the live event. 

Online Events

Only people registered to the event can access the content. Do not share login details with people who have not registered to the event

Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the event – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend and event or course, 100% of the fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full.
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty if nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days prior to the course start date. Transferring from a member to a non-member will result in a fee increase in line with the non-member course fee.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

Program Changes

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