Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.
Pauline (an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor) provides Mental Health First Aid training, primarily in the South West of Western Australia and Metropolitan Perth.
"I previously worked for many years as a clinician in the area of adult community mental health in both public and private health sectors."
"I see the Mental Health First Aid course as a way to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. I am keen to help educate people from all walks of life about how to help a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis."
"I aim to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment and look forward to sharing my knowledge as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor."
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia is a national not-for-profit health promotion charity focused on mental health training and research.
Standard MHFA training course.
The next course will run at
Busselton Community Resource Centre
13 and 20 May 2019.
Nurses and pharmacists
can gain CPD points for attendance.
The course is suitable for
allied health professionals and
medical practice support staff.
For more details go to the
Mental Health First Aid Australia
web site or email ContactUs@jclem.com.au