Course Details

Mental Health First Assist - 23rd March (Light Lunch Included) - CANCELLED
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Supporting Students
Course aim:
Mental Health First ASSIST is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The ASSISTANCE is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

Course objectives:
The course provides a framework for you to be able to assist a person in crisis and / or experiencing a deterioration in mental well being.
Target group:
The Mental Health First ASSIST program was developed in 2014 for staff at Flinders University in South Australia.
Originally the course was developed to for academic and support staff to better manage the needs of students in crisis.
The course is specifically designed for busy people who want a hands on framework to assist people in distress.
Since its development it has been delivered to customer service staff, officers, teachers, managers and is relevant to anyone who deals with the public. The course can be tailored for then needs of any industry.

Why is training required?
Prevalence of mental ill health
Consequences of not receiving timely assistance
Psychological model for care
Action plan and delivery case studies addressing anxiety, depression, psychosis, suicidal ideation and self harming, anger and the impacts of drugs and alcohol on mental health.
An interest in assisting people in distress
There are many reasons why people need MHFA: Mental health difficulties are common There is stigma associated with mental health difficulties Many people do not recognize developing mental ill health Professional help is not always immediately available Many people do not know how to help a person in crisis.
Start date (yyyy-mm-dd):
Mar 23, 2020
1 days
1.30 - 5.00
Lisa Shanahan
James McCormack
Careers Development Centre Seminar room on the green Physics corridor in the Arts/Science building
The registration period has expired.