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. The IOPO are offering the MHFA Standard Course as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
Why have Mental Health Education for Organisers?
What Will You Learn?
MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Course content is derived from a number of consensus studies incorporating the expertise of hundreds of researchers, clinicians, mental health consumer advocates and carer advocates across the English speaking western world.
MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:
What the course covers
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
How the IOPO offer works?
We’ve taken all the hard work out of choosing a course and created a member only offer we hope you enjoy. Accredited instructors have been individually selected to help give you a great experience in becoming a certificate holder.
Currently we have course instructors holding training in the major capital cities as per the list below. We hope to expand this as time goes on. Each instructor holds regular courses that you can join. Click on the relevant city below to see all the details of dates, times and fees.
Once payment is received for your chosen course, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a registration link for your chosen date with the individual instructor. Keep your receipt and remember to record your PD hours for Accreditation purposes.
The instructor will send you all the further details you may need.
Bookings close 7 days prior to course date. Cancellations not permitted. Transfer to a following date will be accepted if 10 days written notice is given to firstname.lastname@example.org (Sydney Courses: no changes permitted). No refunds or rescheduling for non-attendance. Late bookings may be accepted contact email@example.com. The IOPO takes no responsibility for the trainers rescheduling, canceling or outcomes of the course. The IOPO reserves the right to change course fees, content or facilitators at its discretion. Whilst changes to the site are kept to a minimum, the IOPO reserves the right to make any amendments to the terms and conditions at any time to reflect changes affecting our business, including, but not limited to, changes in technology, payment methods and legal and regulatory requirements. I hereby acknowledge that the IOPO does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information in, or views expressed on, its training courses including course materials. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of the IOPO. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.
This agreement and the availability of complaints and appeals processes does not remove the right of the participant to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.