Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to recognise the signs of a developing mental illness

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Did you know?

Every year, 1 in 5 Australians will experience a common mental illness. The difficulty is that most people have no idea about mental illness – the signs and symptoms to look for – and how to assist the person get the help they need especially in a time of crisis.

That is where Mental Health First Aid training comes in.

We can teach you and your colleagues, family, or friends how to recognise the signs of a developing mental illness or if the person is experiencing a mental health crisis. We teach you what you can do to assist the individual and what services you can refer them onto.

We Offer the Following COurses

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Standard Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces and Community-based Organisations

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Older Person Mental Health First Aid

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Conversations about Suicide

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Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

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Conversations about Gambling

About Us

The facilitator of this course is Sue Walker, who is an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer and has delivered Mental Health First Aid training courses throughout Australia to both large and small organisations.

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Sue is also the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the online education platform Nursing CPD — the focus is to assist Nurses in meeting their annual Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, and Training and Assessment.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community experience the healthcare system. One in 5 of us will develop a common mental health condition in any one year, but not all of those needing to access mental health support will do so.

The aim of Mental Health First Aid Training is to educate people on the signs and symptoms of a person developing a common mental health condition or a worsening of a mental health condition that may be developing into a crisis.

With this knowledge people can learn how to approach a person, and how to assist and support the person until they can get them to a mental health professional.

“Mental Health First Aid Australia is a global, purpose-driven provider of mental health first aid education that equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide support when it matters most.”

Here are a few things attendees have said about Sue:

Sue’s calm and professional style helped to keep information clear and succinct, regardless of the question/s asked of her. She demonstrated excellent knowledge of the course content and had examples to share which helped to embed the concepts. She also repeated key concepts at every chapter point so we as MHFA people are able to execute in our roles as required.  – Jasmine, 2023

 

I found Sue to be a fabulous instructor and she presented as a knowledgeable and considered expert in her field. The participants were engaged for the whole of the workshops and I enjoyed and learnt much. – Bev, 2023

 

Sue was a fantastic facilitator – one of the best on any course I have attended. It made it an enjoyable few days and she is an expert in the field of Mental Health First aid with a wealth of knowledge and worked experience. Well done Sue!!  – Keelyn, 2023 

Happy attendees

new skills and knowledge

This was a great 2-day training. I would highly recommend the course and trainer to others. The trainer was engaging which I feel has made me retain the content learnt. I work in an industry where we apply MHFA, and I can confidently say I have learnt new skills and knowledge.

– Audrey, Standard Mental Health Aid

Excellent Presentation

Well presented engaged group well plenty of interaction and sharing of knowledge with participants.

– Wendy, Older Person Mental Health Aid

 

Sue was fantastic

She had a lot of knowledge of the content and answered questions with ease. She had a lovely personality and brought a great atmosphere to the group and encouraged a lot of involvement of the group.

– Rebecca, Standard Mental Health Aid

 

PO Box 8606, Bargara, 4670

07 4151 3884 (Option 3)

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