Mental Health First Aid Training
CrewCare has partnered with Support Act and Griffith University to arrange for accredited courses in Mental Health First Aid training for CrewCare members, approved by the national Mental Health First Aid body and facilitated by Paige Gaudry from PNP Health.
The training teaches about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
This online certified training is intended for those individuals who are regularly in contact with concerned crew members and is aimed at providing them with the necessary tools and responses to ensure best practice and help those also deal with the stresses it can place on them.
The 4 day courses have been specifically designed for crew and delivered online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 members attended the first round in May with another 24 attending the next course later this month. A further 2 courses have now been scheduled for July.
Please Note: These sponsored courses are being offered exlusively to CrewCare Members.
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Accredited Training (4 days)
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st April, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Day 1 and 2)
The Ship Inn, Griffith University Building S06 Room 2.02, South Bank, Brisbane
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.