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Fri, 02 Aug

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Narre Warren

Mental Health First Aid

Become Mental Health First Aid accredited with CPSN!\

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

Time & Location

02 Aug 2024, 9:00 am

Narre Warren, 2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3805, Australia

About the event

Become a Mental Health First Aider with CPSN!

This two-day, in-person workshop is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to be better equipped to manage mental health issues and crises.

In today’s world, more and more people are experiencing different forms of Mental Health (MH) which although normal still carries a stigma.  Through education and awareness, people can learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of MH and be able to commence conversations to provide support and resources to someone experiencing MH.

Early intervention is one of the keys to getting someone help and if we can recognise some signs and symptoms, we can do more to support people experiencing MH.  MH awareness will improve mental health literacy, reduce stigma, create a more compassionate, informed society and build community capacity to support people experiencing mental health problems.

Who is this course for?

This course is for individuals who want to become accredited Mental Health First aiders to support friends, family, or anyone in the community doing it tough.

Please note: This is a course designed to equip you with strategies to help other people experiencing MH difficulties and as such will be discussing some distressing topics. It is not designed to be a self-help course 

Key takeaways from this course

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adults
  • Use an evidence-based action plan to initiate a mental health first-aid conversation
  • Know the barriers to help-seeking and how to overcome these
  • Assess for a range of crisis situations and provide initial support
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of mental illnesses, risk factors and treatments and supports available
  • Apply self-care practices as a Mental Health First Aider

How much will it cost?

This training is provided for free to CPSN clients, their immediate families and support workers. Training can also be provided to free members and people outside the CPSN community for $400+GST.

For more information about costing and eligibility please email peopleandculture@cpsn.org.au

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