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Mental Health First Aid Course - Wellington Wed 20th & Thurs 21st November

Wednesday 20th November 9:00am - Thursday 21st November 2019 4:30pm
Where  115 Tory St, Wellington, Wellington View Map

We deliver privately as well. To arrange an inhouse private MHFA course, call Sarah on 021 108 3184 or email

Course information

"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


"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 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.


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 


Comprehensive manual provided

Certificate valid for 2 years on completion.less

We deliver privately as well. To arrange an inhouse private MHFA course, call Sarah on 021 108 3184 or email... more

Please note that this building has stairs leading up to it - please let us know if this will be a problem for you. When you arrive - come up the stairs and sign in at reception. You will be directed to the event space.

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Mental Health First Aid Certificate. $790.00 +GST
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Available 28 Oct 2019 - 19 Nov 2019

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