Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa
About 1 in 5 New Zealand adults experience challenges with mental health in any given year.
This means that all members of our community can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing mental health challenges at some time. For this reason, the Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa is relevant and beneficial to everyone.
Evaluations consistently show that Mental Health First Aid training improves understanding of the mental health challenges people experience, their options for treatment and helpful first aid strategies. Participants report increased confidence in their ability to offer Mental Health First Aid which enables early access to help. The training also decreases stigma and discrimination that many people with mental health and addictions challenges experience.
About Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa
During the Workshop
Mental health Challenges Covered:
- Substance use problems
Mental Health Crisis Covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non- Suicidal self-injury
- Panic attack
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects from Alcohol or other substance use
- Aggressive behaviours
You will learn the ALGEE five step action plan:
- Approach, assess and assist any crisis
- Listen and communicate non judgementally
- Give support and information
- Encourage professional help
- Encourage other supports
What you leave the workshop with
Apart from the skills and knowledge you will gain, you will receive a certificate of participation to Mental Health First aid course. In addition to this you can become an accredited Mental Health First Aider by completing an open online test. This is valid for three years and then a refresher course would need to be completed.
You receive a manual that has in-depth information with what you have been taught during the workshop. The manual also has an in-depth list of resources of where to go and practical resources to assist someone experiencing a mental health challenge.
Please note this course if for people aged 18 years and over. This is an education workshop not a course for therapeutic purposes or a support group.
Next year New Zealand will have access to the skilled workplace model that is currently being well received in Australia https://mhfa.com.au/skilledworkplace
Workshop Structure & Costings
Please get in touch for pricing, info and bookings.
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