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Become a mental health first aider

About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community.

STANDARD MHFA TRAINING BENEFITS

Knowledge

Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.

Confidence

Increases confidence in providing first aid.

De-Stigmatising

Decreases  stigmatising attitudes.

Support

Increases the support provided to others.

LEARN PRACTICAL FIRST AID SKILLS

• Recognise common mental health problems 

• Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-  based Action Plan

• Seek appropriate professional help, and 

• Respond in a crisis situation

This is a 12-hour educational course, not a therapy or support group.

This course will be self paced through May (2 hours / week for 4 weeks), with 2 x 2.5 hour Zoom sessions in early June.

Free for men 40+ and women 65+ and their close contacts, $50 others.

Residents of Burnie, Central Coast and Devonport are especially welcome.

Facilitator: John Clark from Rural Alive and
Well.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Registration essential at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3FWQBY

For more information, visit http://mhfa.com.au/courses @MHFA_Australia @mentalhealthfirstaid Funding for this event has been via the North West Suicide Prevention Trial Site Doing Better Together Community Grant Scheme. The North West Tasmanian Suicide Trial Site is sponsored by funding from the Australian Government through Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN). 

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