Mental health first aid training
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach you simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, or co-worker who is experiencing mental health problems, even if they are experiencing a crisis.
You will learn how to help someone access the support they might need to successfully manage symptoms. This may include:
- self-help books or websites
- accessing support through their GP, their school, faculty or place of work
- online self-referral
- support groups.
MFHA courses actively reduce stigma in your community, by providing you with resources to respond appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid courses are offered at Charles Sturt University as blended online learning modules with MHFA Australia. This includes an eLearning component and interactive Zoom workshops.
Members of our student rural health club, Rural Health Positive (Rh+), receive access to discounted Mental Health First Aid training programs. There are many more benefits of joining the club and membership is free!