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Mental Health First Aid Course - Wellington Tues 24th & Wed 25th March

When
Tuesday 24th March 9:00am - Wednesday 25th March 2020 4:30pm
Where  21 Hania St, Wellington, Wellington View Map
This event has been postponed until further notice. We will attempt to contact all ticket-holders when the event is re-scheduled. Otherwise, please check back here regularly for updates.

Course information

 

 

"The Mental Health First Aid progamme is a must do for everyone. You will leave feeling empowered in being able to offer support to the people around you & knowledgeable on where to go for help when its needed. Its simple stuff, nothing to be afraid of - Mental Health is as important as Physical Health. As a society we need to be a part of the change & that change it starts here." - Rebecca Jennings, Participant.

 

"The course was truly life-altering for me. The content was interesting and engaging, yet nothing ever felt too overwhelming. The importance placed on the comfort of the group was paramount and the facilitators did this effortlessly. I couldn't recommend this course enough for both work place health and safety or purely for self betterment and to gain a greater understanding of Mental Health and Mental Health in Aotearoa."

- Mikaela, Participant.

 

 

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 a framework to assist you to:

  • Approach, assess and assist any crisis

  • Listen without judging

  • Give support and information

  • Encourage relevant professional help and 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.

 

Topics covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts, behaviour and crisis

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Psychosis

  • Substance misuse

  • agressive behaviour

 

Please note:

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

2-day programme includes:

- 13 contact hours:

- light refreshments 

 

Certificate valid for 2 years on completion.

Venue location to be released closer to the date of programme.

 

We deliver privately as well. To arrange an inhouse private MHFA course for your workplace, call Sarah on 021 108 3184 or email sarahtuck@coliberate.co.nzless

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Mental Health First Aid Certificate. $790.00 +GST
(No Longer Available)

Available 25 Feb 2020 - 23 Mar 2020

All prices in NZ dollars

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