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DYAD Mental Health First Aid

DYAD Mental Health First Aid

Frankston (VIC), 3199, Australia

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About 12-HOUR STANDARD MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or MH problems.
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Mission About MHFA Australia

The Mental Health First Aid Program was developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Prof Tony Jorm and operates within Mental Health First Aid Australia - a national not-for-pro t organisation (based in Melbourne) focused on mental health training and research.

The Program has been well evaluated and found to be effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and increasing helping behaviours.These evaluations have been carried out in workplace and community settings.

Further information about MHFA related evaluations under the ‘Research’ menu of the MHFA website.
The Program has spread to every state and territory of Australia and internationally.
More information under the ‘International’ link at the MHFA website.
This course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental health rst aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.The rst aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

What is the Standard Mental Health First Aid course?
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines.These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.

Developing mental health problems covered:
• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems.
Mental health crises covered:
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours.

Participants 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.

Course Format
This is a 12-hour course (4 modules, each 3 hours).The delivery format is exible. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certi cate of Completion.

Upcoming MHFA courses
Check our Facebook page and twitter for upcoming DYAD MHP Courses in Victoria.

MHFA courses for members of the public are also advertised through the MHFA website, under the ‘Courses’ menu > ‘Course Calendar’.

Who can attend a MHFA course?
Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course.

Contact us to ask about our fees at DYADMHP@gmail.com or find our course at https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public, search for the date and Frankston location.

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