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Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid


1 Day 9am to 4pm



Course description:  Most Australians at some point in their lives would have undertaken first aid training, with the aim to assist the sick or injured until professional care is provided. Mental Health first aid training follows a similar path whereby you learn how to provide initial support to others who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The course is delivered by a fully qualified counsellor and is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Course content:

  • Introduction for mental health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety / PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self – harm
  • Drugs
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive – compulsive disorder
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Mental health for parents, teachers and carers
  • Communication models

Course outcome: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Mental Health First Aid.

Entry requirements: Minimum age 18 years

What to bring:

  • You must bring one form of photo identification. Ideally an Australian driver’s licence or your passport.
  • Please bring a pen.
  • Please arrive 15-minutes before the scheduled start time so that your Catch Training facilitator can check your ID and sign you in.

Duration: This is a 1 day course which typically last 7 – 8 hours.