Mental Health First Aid

Start Date Start - End Time Venue Places Taken
29/06/2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Running via ZOOM 11 of 11 Register

Duration: 12 hours

Coordinator: Dr Kate Smith

Presenter: Dr Kate Smith

In response to COVID-19 Mental Health First Aid have released a blended fully online course. This will meet the same learning objectives and of our usual 
2 day course but will be provided in a different format: 

• Course Component 1 - A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete) it is a requirement to complete component 1 before attending component 2.

• Course Component 2 - An Instructor-led component using video conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each including set up time). Please see updated dates & timings below. The course coordinator will email the Zoom links to this training a few days prior to course commencement.

This course will also still allow you to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.  

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. The University of Queensland offers MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

This course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course. Course participants receive a copy of the MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion, provided they attend all sessions of the training.

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Provide mental health first aid to a person who is developing a mental health problem,
    or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received
    or the crisis resolves.
  2. Develop knowledge on common mental health conditions, including signs
    and symptoms and appropriate interventions, including evidence-based treatment options.

2021 session dates, times etc. below up to end of June 2021 only.

Instructor lead component of this course runs over 2 non-consecutive days via Zoom.

Courses running via Zoom: the course coordinator listed against this course will email the Zoom links a day or two prior to course commencement.

2 February & 9 February 2021 - 9am to 11.30am - Zoom & online pre-course work required.  

10 March & 24 March 2021 - 9am to 11.30am - Zoom & online pre-course work required.  

27 April & 4 May 2021 - 9am to 11.30am - Zoom & online pre-course work required.  

27 May & 3 June 2021 - 9am to 11.30am - Zoom & online pre-course work required.  

29 June & 6 July 2021 - 9am to 11.30am - Zoom & online pre-course work required.  

Cross over to the new Human Capital Management system Workday will occur in May 2021.  Enrolments for the dates below will need to be requested in Workday after go live.

5/08/2021 & 12/08/2021

30/09/2021 & 6/10/2021

6/10/2021 & 13/10/2021

3/11/2021 & 10/11/2021

7/12/2021 & 14/12/2021