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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 Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff and community members.

Resources provided include manual and workbooks.

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

Please note: Venues for this course may be different to those usually used by WSRC. Please check your course confirmation for venue details.


Course Outline

  • 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

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • 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.