Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (for example, the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, MHFA is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
In response to COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid Australia has recently released new 100% online versions of the course.
Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes approximately 5-7 hours to complete)
Course Component 2 – An instructor-led component using video conferencing to be held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October 2020.
The course is open to any interested adults – you do not need to be from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to attend, but a certain level of knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be assumed (i.e. this is not cultural awareness training). The course is delivered by accredited instructor, AJ Williams, of Wiradjuri / Watjobuluk background.
Please note, the course content and course commitment requires emotional and mental energy, concentration and focus. Please consider your own mental health and self-care strategies before completing an Expression of Interest.