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Standard Mental Health First Aid – Darwin
June 19 @ 8:30 am - June 20 @ 4:00 pm$300
BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER to support friends, family members, colleagues and others. Standard Mental Health First Aid is a must for everyone. A two day course where participants learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. This course increases meaningful conversations, improves employee wellbeing and gives employees confidence to ask for support when needed. Facilitated by Sacha King, social worker, mental health specialist and NT’s 2023 Local Hero. Course topics covered: Mental illnesses: Risk factors, prevalence and impact; Interventions and Recovery Mental Health First Aid: The MHFA Action Plan Depression: Signs and symptoms; Interventions; The MHFA Action Plan for depression; Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours; Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury. Anxiety problems: Signs and symptoms; Interventions.; The MHFA Action Plan for anxiety problems; Crisis first aid for panic attacks; Crisis first aid after a traumatic event. Psychosis: Signs and symptoms; Interventions; The MHFA Action Plan for psychosis; Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states Substance use problems: Signs, symptoms and interventions; The MHFA Action Plan for substance use problems; Crisis first aid for severe effects of substance use; Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour. Closing statements and accreditation instructions.