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Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course

Thu 27th June @ 9:30 am - Fri 28th June @ 4:30 pm

Free

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and SNHN invite GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Practice staff and health professionals to a course teaching first aid skills for adult members of the public to give initial help to adults experiencing mental health problems, in a mental health crisis situation, or in the early stages of a mental illness.

The course runs Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June (attendance is required on both days).

START:
Thu 27th June @ 9:30 am


END:
Fri 28th June @ 4:30 pm


VENUE:
Magpies Waitara, Black & White Room
11-37 Alexandria Parade
Waitara NSW 2077
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SPEAKERS:

Caroline Haines, SMHFA accredited trainer.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Pracitce staff, health professionals & consumers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems. The course will teach you how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis. You’ll learn how to help someone to access the support they might need for the successful management of symptoms as part of their recovery journey. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing support thought their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups and more.

For more information visit https://mhfa.com.au/.

COST:
There is no cost to attend this course (which usually has an attendance fee of $280).

ENQUIRIES:

Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.


REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDANCE.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED