Mental Health First Aid-Nursing Students - 4 hr Workshop - MT GAMBIER - Fri...

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Unisa - Mt Gambier

Mount Gambier, SA 5290


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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to a person who is developing a mental health problems or who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Help is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

MHFA for Nursing Students is taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA for Nursing Instructors across Australia. The course teaches nursing students to assist their peers who are developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis, using tailored case studies, videos and resources. The MHFA skills leaned can be applied to assist any adult.

Where & When: Blended Course Format: in 2 parts (please use the same email address to register for both parts of course)

1. Online part to be completed first. Register separately here : (you will be posted a manual and emailed a link to online part of course)

2. Workshop (4 hour) on campus, Friday 31/3/2017. Book Free ticket on this page.

What the course covers:

Developing Mental Health Problems: Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis (Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia), Substance Misuse, Eaiting Disorders.

Mental Health Crisis Situations: Suicidal thoughts & behaviours, Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called self-harm), Panic attack, After a traumatic event, Severe psychotic states, severe effects of alchohol & drugs, Aggessive behavious.

You will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. You will learn how to give help using the MHFA Action Plan - ALGEE

Your Self-Care and Wellbeing: We will also spend some time on this all important area - looking after you, including practical, fun strategies for taking care of your number one asset - yourself!

Course Format: This is a Blended delivery course taught online + 4 hour workshop. Participants receive a copy of both the Mental Health First Aid (3rd ed.) Manual and the MHFA for Nursing Students Supplement booklet to keep.

Who can attend? Any (Adelaide University) Bachelor of Nursing student, new Nurse Graduatesstudents

Participant Comments:

"great opportunity to learn a very practical & insightful approach to Mental Health - essential for everyone"

"The best First Aid course I've ever attended, excellent facilitator, really knows her stuff, insightful, funny, supportive - fantastic course"

"great content, great instructor, highly recommend!"



Are there ID requirements?

Yes, please bring your ticket and certificate of completion for online component

What do I bring to the event?

Notebook and pen


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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

mob: 0410 130 009

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes & proof of completion of the online component


If you need to cancel for any reason please contact

0410 130 009

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Mount Gambier, SA 5290


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