About the Session

This program is designed for staff wanting to gain the skills and confidence to recognise and provide initial assistance to others experiencing a mental health issue until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

In this interactive course, you will learn about identifying the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues (Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, and Substance use problems), how to provide initial help, know what professional help is available and how to access it, and learn how to handle common mental health crises.

On successful completion of this course and accompanying quiz, you will be a nationally Accredited Mental Health First Aider for 3 years, including if you wish to be identified at ACU as a Mental Health First Aider for other staff.

Please note this workshop is completed over 2 days - attendance for the whole of both days is mandatory.

Who is this session for?

All Staff


Samantha Whitehead


Please note attendance on both days is mandatory

Day 1 - 12 November 2024

Day 2 - 13 November 2024


9.00am to 5.00pm

Delivery Mode

Face to Face on Melbourne Campus

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