Mental Health First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid
    May 19, 2024 - June 9, 2024
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Most people are familiar with the idea of physical first aid courses that teach the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies and provide a first aid response across a range of different situations.

Mental Health First Aid training adopts a similar approach. Using a practical, skills-based action plan, participants learn the skills to recognise and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Individuals who complete Mental Health First Aid training are known as MHFAiders. Equipped with the skills to listen, connect, and offer support when it matters most, MHFAiders play a vital role in reducing stigma and promoting pathways to support for those experiencing mental health problems in our workplaces, communities, schools, and tertiary institutions.

 

St Pauls will be running the Standard Mental Health First Aid course across four weekends.
Dates: Sunday 19th May, Sunday 26th May, Sunday 2nd June, Sunday 9th June.
Where: St Paul’s church staff office
Time: 2-5PM

 

We are running this course in partnership with Jess Ferguson from Haven Mental Health. Jess is a long-term member of our church family, attending our 10am service with her husband James and young boys Levi and Duke. Jess is a wonderful resource for us here at St Paul’s, and we are excited to have her run this important course for us.

To register please visit https://havenmentalhealth.com.au/shop