The Open Exchange’s mental health first aid training provides the mental well-being counterpart of physical first aid. Both are extremely important, and applications of both can save a life.
Using the lived experience of our trainers, our Mental Health First Aid Training Course (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, and where necessary, to professional medical support. Additionally, the course encourages and facilitates the spread of mental health awareness.
Upon completing this mental health first aid training, participants will be issued a digital mental health first aid certificate of Completion in PDF format.
- Under some common mental illnesses in Australia and the prevalence within our community
- Understanding what someone experiencing mental illness may be going through.
- Learn how to respond to someone developing, experiencing or in the crisis of a mental illness or problem.
- Debunk mental illness misconceptions.
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