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 Wholistic Being offers MHFA Courses (Standard MHFA, Youth MHFA, Standard MHFA Resfresher & MHFA for Gambling Problems) as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
Throughout the 12-hour course participants will learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of four common mental illnesses; Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and Substance Use problems and also how to address seven different crises associated with these mental illnesses. No prior knowledge is required and all are encouraged to attend.