Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals developing a mental health condition or experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is delivered by an indigenous trainer.
Note: This course is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff and community members.
Resources provided include manual and workbooks.
Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
- Mental health problems in communities
- Mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Mental Health Topics Outline
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Mental Health Crisis Scenarios Outline
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
This training is an accredited course by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On the completion of the 14 hour course, 3 attempts are given for the online testing component, required to receive your accreditation. No obligation will be held by the trainer/s if applicant is unsuccessful in the online testing component at the end of the course.