MHFA Adult Two Day Classroom

 

Learning takes place in a classroom usually spread across two days - 9am - 5pm 

 

Session 1 

 

Why Mental Health First Aid?

 

The Mental Health First Aid action plan

 

What is mental health?

 

Impact of mental health issues

Stigma and discrimination

 

What is depression?

 

Symptoms of depression

 Depression in the workplace

Session 2


Suicide figures

Alcohol, drugs and mental health


First aid for suicide crises

 Non-judgemental listening skills


First aid for depression


Treatment and resources for depression

Self-care

Session 3


What is an anxiety disorder?


 First aid for anxiety disorders


Crisis first aid after a traumatic event


Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders


Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders


Cognitive disorders and CBT


Personality disorders


Eating disorders

 

Self-harm

Session 4

What is psychosis?


Risk factors for psychosis


Alcohol, drugs and psychosis


Schizophrenia


Bipolar disorder

Warning signs of developing psychosis

Crisis first aid for acute psychosis

Recovery and building resources

Action planning for using MHFA

MHFA Adult Online 

  • Learning takes place through four live training sessions, usually spread across two weeks, with on-line self-learning activities in between. 

  • Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • Delivered through the MHFA Online Learning Hub

Session 1

Individual learning (1 hour) 

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Introduction to the course

ALGEE and mental health

Stigma

Risk and protective factors

Frame of Reference

The Mental Health Continuum

Introduction to the Stress Container

Session 2

Individual learning (2 hours)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Depression

Suicide

Suicide, substance misuse and dual diagnosis

Risk Factors for Suicide

Applying ALGEE to suicide and depression

Non judgemental listening and empathy

Using ALGEE in case study scenarios

Self-care

Session 3

Individual learning (2 hours)

Live session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Anxiety

ALGEE for anxiety

Crisis first aid for panic disorder and traumatic events 

Non-judgemental listening practice activity

Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan for anxiety

CBT

Eating Disorders and Self Harm

Case study for eating disorders and self-harm

Session 4 

Individual learning (2 hours)
Live session (2 hours 30 minutes)

Psychosis

Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

 ALGEE for psychosis

MHFA Australia psychosis video

Case study activity using ALGEE

Recovery

How to build a mentally healthy workplace

Action plan to use Mental Health First Aid

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