Adult MHFA Champion – one day

Our one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

MHFA Champions have: 

  • An understanding of common mental health issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

COURSE CONTENT

Session 1

  • About Mental Health First Aid
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Session 2 

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgementally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace
  • Action planning for using MHFA

INFORMATION

We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

The day includes a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the day you’ll get a certificate to say you are an MHFA Champion.