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Mental Health First Aid Course - AUCKLAND 21st & 22nd August

When Starts Wednesday 21st August 9:00am - Ends Thursday 22nd August 2019 4:30pm
Where  22 Anzac AveAuckland, Auckland City, Auckland View Map


"The content and delivery was excellent. The facilitators were very cognisant of the needs of the people attending the course and ensuring that we took time to reflect and that we were all coping. in all an excellent course that was delivered impeccably". - Robert, Hamilton Jet




Do you feel equipped to respond to someone in mental distress?

Do you have a Mental Health First Aider in your organisation?


Mental health concerns in New Zealand are common. Approximately one in five adults will experience mental illness in any given year. That means that anyone living in New Zealand can expect to have close contact with someone who is struggling with their mental health.

Whilst most people know something about common first aid problems such as cuts and grazes, coughs and colds, sprains and strains, we’re often less equipped to recognize and help with the mental health equivalent.

Regular first aid courses are effective in improving people’s skills and confidence in giving initial aid in a medical emergency. First aiders save lives. Now Mental Health First Aiders are saving lives too!


What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, or substance misuse- or who is in a mental health crisis, like panic attacks, self-injury, aggressive behaviour.

Mental health first aid is the response given until appropriate professional support is received or until the crisis resolves.


What will you learn?

The MHFA certificate teaches you how to assist someone who is struggling with their mental health, experiencing distress or in a mental health crisis. You will learn the ALGEE five steps to assisting:

  • Approach, assess and assist any crisis

  • Listen without judging

  • Give support and information

  • Encourage relevant professional help

  • Encourage other supports

Please note that this course is not a personal wellbeing workshop, therapy or support group. It is an educational programme equipping you to give mental health first response to those in immediate need.


Mental Illness topics covered:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis

  • Substance misuse


Mental health crisis topics covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviour

  • Panic attacks

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Severe effects from alcohol or drug misuse

  • Aggressive behaviour


Please note:

This workshop is for any adult (18 years and over). 


2-day programme includes:

- 12 contact hours:

- light refreshments 


Comprehensive manual provided

Certificate valid for 2 years on completion.less

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Mental Health First Aid Certificate. $790.00 +GST
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Available 27 May 2019 - 20 Aug 2019

All prices in NZ dollars

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