Staff in Canberra have the opportunity to attend a two-day Mental Health First Aid workshop in July. The workshop will help you gain knowledge about common mental health issues and what resources are available to provide assistance. Learnhow to you can best support others in your workplace, community and personal networks.
This two day workshop is aimed at all staff wanting to develop their knowledge about mental health issues and how to support others in their workplace, community and personal networks.
Date: 14 and 21 July 2016 9.00am - 5.00pm
The two-day workshop teaches participants about mental health issues and how to assist someone who may be developing a mental health problem or who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Content covered includes information about:
* Depression (including suicidal thoughts and behaviours)
* Anxiety (including panic attacks)
* Psychosis (including responding to severe psychotic states)
* Substance misuse (including crisis response to acute effects)
* Aggressive behaviour
This course requires a minimum of 10 participants for this course to take place. Register now to secure a place. See the Mental Health First Aid Info Sheet for more details.
What will you gain from this workshop?
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help for those who experience these issues, and what sort of assistance is effective. Participants will learn about the steps involved to provide ‘Mental Health First Aid’ which is the help provided to someone in distress until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
Please note that full attendance for all sessions is required.