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Mental Health First Aid Face to Face Study

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 Enrolment Guide

Why should I take this course?

Comprehensive training in mental health for coaches, leaders and managers

Mental Health First Aid Face to Face Study at a glance

Course Summary

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches you simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems.

Why is mental health awareness important?

Without a doubt mental health in workplace is an important topic.  In fact, 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness of some kind every year.  For this reason, we are likely to be working with clients or colleagues who are experiencing a mental health issue.

How to equip yourself

For this reason, equipping ourselves with Mental Health First Aid skills is essential. These skills allow us to open up a valuable conversation when we feel someone may be experiencing a mental health issue.  Importantly, we have proven approach to do so.


Become a Mental Health First Aid practitioner

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches you how to:
• implement simple, practical first aid skills
• help a person who is experiencing mental health problems
• listen and respond to someone including a crisis situation
• offer support for the successful management of symptoms
• assist someone as part of their recovery journey.
• actively reduce stigma in your community and your workplace
• respond appropriately to myths and misunderstandings.

Important Information

Award: Mental Health First Aid Accreditation
Course Length: Self-paced with 2 x 3 hour webinars
Mode: Mixed
Commitment: 12 Hours Minimum
Course Requirements: Access to people you can assist
Prerequisites: None
Start Date: Multiple
Institution: The Open Door Coaching Group Pty Ltd (RTO Provider number 21858)
Course Information

With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness of some kind every year, statistically, we are sure to be working with one or more clients or colleagues who are experiencing a mental health issue.

The Mental Health First Aid Face to Face Study course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals

In our role as coaches, we are 100% focussed on our client’s goals and helping them achieve as much as they can. We want them to be successful and in a workplace setting, we want them to be engaged and productive.

Equipping ourselves with Mental Health First Aid skills is essential. These skills allow us to open up difficult conversations where we feel someone may be experiencing a mental health issue, and give us a proven approach to do so. As coaches, we are in an excellent position to assist someone experiencing a Mental Health issue.

It’s our job as coaches to know the boundary between coaching and providing other forms of support for our client, including Mental Health First Aid.
Because we work in high rapport with our clients, we are likely able to notice signs that may indicate our client is experiencing a mental health concern, and take steps to support that person. It’s the same as when we feel a client might benefit from mentoring or another form of assistance. You need to be able to consciously choose the best way to support the client, and confidently take the appropriate steps when you get a sense that coaching isn’t the most appropriate form of support for the client in that moment.
An unaddressed Mental Health issue can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to perform at their best, and this is true for their workplace performance, too. By taking steps early to encourage the person to get support, we are ensuring their effective and speedy recovery, and their return to their usual levels of productivity.

Why complete a Mental Health First Aid course?

  • As coaches, we are in an excellent position to assist someone experiencing a mental health issue.
  • It’s our job as coaches to understand boundaries.  Including when we should provide other forms of support for our client, including Mental Health First Aid.
  • In addition to this, we work in high rapport with our clients.  Therefore we are likely able to notice signs that may indicate our client is experiencing a mental health concern.  Consequently, take steps to support that person.

Offering different options

  • Just as when we feel a client might benefit from mentoring or another form of assistance. You need to be able to consciously choose the best way to support the client.  Such as confidently taking appropriate steps to offer an alternative form of support for the client.
  • Especially since an unaddressed mental health issue can have a significant effect on a person.  Including, their ability to perform at their best in the workplace.
  • Consequently, by taking steps early to encourage the person to get support, we are encouraging their effective and speedy recovery.  In addition to their return to their usual levels of productivity.

      Course Structure

      This course includes your eLearning, webinar sessions, and postage for your Mental Health First Aid manual.

      You’ll be enrolled in the online learning component upon registration. Importantly, this must be completed before the webinar sessions.

      Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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.

      The course is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

      The course fee is made up of two components

      1. E-learning hosted by Mental Health First Aid Australia
      2. Webinar with Nick at Open Door (2 sessions, each 3 hours duration)

      Developing mental health problems covered:

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Psychosis
      • Substance Misuse Problems

      Mental health crisis situations covered:

      • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
      • Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
      • Panic attacks
      • Traumatic events
      • Severe effects of drug and alcohol abuse
      • Psychotic states
      • Aggressive behaviours

      Please note: 

      • Current course dates for Face to Face Studying is conducted via Zoom Calls. 
      • This course is delivered in English, and the assessment must be completed by the participant in English.

      Duration

      The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected. Your enrolment fee includes 6 months of access to the materials and support to achieve your qualification. 

      Course Provider

      This course is delivered by Open Door Coaching RTO Code: 21858

      Open Door Coaching is one of Australia’s leading workplace coaching organisations. They coach managers and leaders to coach their teams; They do one-on-one executive coaching; practical workshops and are a Registered Training Organisation.

      Open Door Coaching are a group of highly talented individuals who love what they do! They are passionate about making a difference in the workplace and bringing out the best in the people they work with.

      Continuously setting new benchmarks for workplace coaching in Australia, they designed and delivered Australia’s first Certificate IV and Diploma programs in workplace coaching, with government and International Coaching Federation certification, and years on, those programs continue to be endorsed by industry

      Course Outcomes

      The program is accredited by the ICF as a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Program.

      Coaches will earn 24 CCEU’s when completing this program.

      Comprising: 20 Core Competency and 4 Resource Development units.

      Course Availability

      Webinar Sessions

      • Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th December, 1pm – 4pm AEDT 
      Further Information

      After You Enrol

      Upon registration, we will pay for your e-learning on your behalf.

      Assessments and Assignments

      Demonstrate your Mental Health First Aid skills by becoming an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. Complete an online assessment after the course to become Accredited.

          Cancellations & Refunds

          All cancellations are subject to both the InspiringED.com Terms & Conditions and those of the institution delivering your course.

          A $250 InspiringED.com administration fee will apply for all cancellations requested after 48 hours of your enrolment.

          Open Door Cancellation Policy

          1. All cancellations must be received in writing at least four (4) weeks prior to the program commencement in order to be eligible for a refund of fees payable.
          2. If cancellation is received in accordance with point 1, 80% of the full fees will be refunded, with the balance of 20% retained for administration charges.
          3. If cancellation is received less than four weeks (4) prior to the program commencement, then no refund is payable.
          4. Where attendance at face-to-face days is scheduled, failure to attend the program will result in the full fee being charged and no refund is applicable.
          5. If you are studying in an online capacity, it is your responsibility to attend the scheduled webinars or listen to the recordings. No refund is applicable once you have been issued with your User ID and password access to the online system.
          6. You are able to change your chosen course delivery method from online to face-to-face. The fees payable for a face-to-face course are usually higher and therefore you will be required to pay the price difference.
          7. Enrolments in the program are not transferrable to another participant or to other programs.

          Your enrollment may be cancelled by completing our contact form HERE.

          Testimonials

          "This course has given me a lot of knowledge that I did not have. It was clearly and comprehensively presented for the purpose of helping within a first aid capacity. But also the knowledge is useful to any human! Nick is very authentic, caring and truthful. He was respectful, engaging and fun." Roselyn

          "I really feel like I have learnt skills to aid someone with a mental health issue, whether that is day to day or during a crisis. These are lifelong skills that will hopefully help me help any community that I am a member of, as a parent, family member, friend, employee, employer, sportsperson." Kate