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Mental health first aid - Standard
Course Service ID 1479
Funded Hours 12
CITB Subsidised Amount $250
General Awareness This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It is not a therapy or support group. Any adult can attend.
Competency Standard This course is non-accredited and does not result in a unit of competency
Learning Outcomes

Mental health problems covered:
- depression
- anxiety problems
- psychosis
- substance use problems
Mental health crisis 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

Course Objectives

This course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical evidence based Action Plan.


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