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Mental Health First Aid

Understanding mental health and wellbeing.

**NEW** - Kitchen Catch Up - Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing (Virtual Session)

In these unique times, many people may be feeling anxious, worried or afraid as COVID-19 continues to impact all of us.

Looking after the mental health of ourselves, friends and family is an important part of staying well.

Join us for a 60-minute Kitchen Catch Up with two of our accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainers to learn more about Mental Health and how to look after yourself and others.

Topics to be discussed:

  • What is mental health?
  • How common are mental health illnesses?
  • The stigma of talking about mental health
  • Common causes, signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Support options for people experiencing mental health illnesses
  • Suicide awareness.

Note: This virtual session is not a therapy or a support group.

Mental Health First Aid - Standard 2 Day Course

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.

Mental Health Services and Support Contacts

Service Website Phone Number
Mental Health Line https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Pages/Mental-Health-Line.aspx 1800 011 511
Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ 1300 224 636
Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.au/ 13 11 14
Kids Helpline https://kidshelpline.com.au/ 1800 55 1800
Mensline https://mensline.org.au/ 1300 789 978
QLife https://qlife.org.au/ 1800 184 527
Suicide Call Back Service https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ 1300 659 467

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