First Response to Mental Health Crisis
Teaching people the skills to help in a mental health crisis until a professional can be involved.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, please visit their website.
Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) delivers MHFA training delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
4 hour Conversations about Suicide
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for the suicidal person course is a stand-alone course that complements the standard, youth, and blended MHFA courses. At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. View the MHFA for the suicidal person brochure here.
4 hour Conversations about Non-suicidal Self-injury
The 4 hour Conversations about Non-suicidal Self-injury is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self–injury.
12 hour Standard MHFA course
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. View the Standard MHFA brochure here.
14 hour Youth MHFA course
The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adolescents who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. View the Youth MHFA brochure here.