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TAFE Plus Statement in Mental Health First Aid

Career Area:Children’s Services Product Code:167-26056V01
TAFE Plus Statement in Mental Health First AidWhile people often know a lot about common physical health problems, there is widespread ignorance of mental health. This ignorance adds to the stigma of mental health problems and prevents people from seeking help early and seeking the best sort of help. It also prevents people providing appropriate support to colleagues and family members, simply because they do not know how.

In order to help people provide initial support for someone with a mental health problem, a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course has been developed.

This course is a 12 hour course developed in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Professor Tony Jorm with the aim to improve the mental health literacy of members of the Australian community. It is now auspiced at ORYGEN Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Dept. of Psychiatry.

Participants are from varied backgrounds and include: teachers, nurses, case managers, support workers, social welfare staff, employment agencies staff, members of the general public and staff of Commonwealth Government Departments such as Health & Ageing, Family & Community Services, AusAID, Commonwealth Grants Commission, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and local government.

Course Content

The Mental Health First Aid Course provides skills and knowledge designed to help a person better manage a potential or developing mental health problem in him/herself or in a family member, a friend or work colleague. Like other first aid courses it does not train people to diagnose or treat health problems. The course covers helping people in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health prlblems. The course provides information about depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substances use disorder.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

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Course Availability

Start Date Study Options Delivery Location How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units Important Information
06-11-2017 Part Time Evening
3hrs/Week for 4 weeks
Terrigal Children's Centre

Start Date: 6 November 2017


Finish Date: 27 November 2017


Course delivery: 6:00pm to 9:00pm on 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, & 27 Nov, 2017


Course location: Terrigal Children's Centre, 4 Duffy's Road, Terrigal


Interested? Please click on the ENQUIRE NOW button and complete the enquiry form – a staff member will be in contact to provide further information.  Alternatively, contact us on 131 225 for details on how to enrol.


To enrol, you are required to supply and Unique Student Identifier (USI).  This number collects a record of all your accredited courses across Australia.  If you do not have a USI number, one can be obtained at www.usi.gov.au. If you require assistance, please call the USI Help Centre on 131 873.


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This 4 day workshop is held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Mondays from 6 November to 27 November, 2017. Participants are required to attend all 4 days at Terrigal Children's Centre, 4 Duffy's Road, Terrigal. Course Fee: $220.00

The cost of this course includes 4 x 3 hr training sessions. Participants receive a Training Manual and a MHFA Certificate on completion.

TAFE NSW fee concessions and exemptions available for government subsidised courses do not apply to fee for service programs and services. All participants are required to pay the full course fee, or if being funded by an organisation, provide a suitable purchase order. This must be finalised one week BEFORE the commencement date of class as places in this course are limited, and are allocated upon receipt of payment.

The TAFE NSW Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds.

Terms and Conditions
• Cancellations advised in writing by email or letter more than seven days prior to the commencement of the program are eligible for a full refund.
• For cancellations advised within seven days of the program no refunds are made, however, a substitute delegate may attend.
• All courses need a minimum number of students to proceed. If there are insufficient numbers, courses may be cancelled or deferred to another date, and you will be informed. In this case, course fees can either be refunded or transferred towards another course.
• A decision to cancel a course is made within seven days of course commencement to maximise the chances of student numbers being reached. In the event of a course cancellation, we will make every effort to contact you.
  • 26056A - Mental Health First Aid
Local Entry Requirements

This 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family, and co-workers. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem; experiencing a worsening of a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Course Content – The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problem or mental health crises:
Developing mental health problems
• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems Mental Health Crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours

Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours

Other Information

We are delighted to offer this extended workshop in conjunction with Terrigal Children’s Service. We presented this training specifically for those working in the early childhood sector for the first time in 2016 and it was so well received that it is back by popular demand!


This 12-hour SMHFA Course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family and co-workers. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.


Participants receive a Training Manual and a MHFA Certificate on completion.


Participants are required to attend all 4 workshops.


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Semester: Semester 06-11-2017,
Study Options: Part Time Evening, 3hrs/Week, 4W weeks
How to Enrol:

Start Date: 6 November 2017


Finish Date: 27 November 2017


Course delivery: 6:00pm to 9:00pm on 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, & 27 Nov, 2017


Course location: Terrigal Children's Centre, 4 Duffy's Road, Terrigal


Interested? Please click on the ENQUIRE NOW button and complete the enquiry form – a staff member will be in contact to provide further information.  Alternatively, contact us on 131 225 for details on how to enrol.


To enrol, you are required to supply and Unique Student Identifier (USI).  This number collects a record of all your accredited courses across Australia.  If you do not have a USI number, one can be obtained at www.usi.gov.au. If you require assistance, please call the USI Help Centre on 131 873.


Proposed Timetable: This 4 day workshop is held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Mondays from 6 November to 27 November, 2017. Participants are required to attend all 4 days at Terrigal Children's Centre, 4 Duffy's Road, Terrigal.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Course Fee: $220.00

The cost of this course includes 4 x 3 hr training sessions. Participants receive a Training Manual and a MHFA Certificate on completion.

TAFE NSW fee concessions and exemptions available for government subsidised courses do not apply to fee for service programs and services. All participants are required to pay the full course fee, or if being funded by an organisation, provide a suitable purchase order. This must be finalised one week BEFORE the commencement date of class as places in this course are limited, and are allocated upon receipt of payment.

The TAFE NSW Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds.

Terms and Conditions
• Cancellations advised in writing by email or letter more than seven days prior to the commencement of the program are eligible for a full refund.
• For cancellations advised within seven days of the program no refunds are made, however, a substitute delegate may attend.
• All courses need a minimum number of students to proceed. If there are insufficient numbers, courses may be cancelled or deferred to another date, and you will be informed. In this case, course fees can either be refunded or transferred towards another course.
• A decision to cancel a course is made within seven days of course commencement to maximise the chances of student numbers being reached. In the event of a course cancellation, we will make every effort to contact you.
Units of Competency:
  • 26056A - Mental Health First Aid
Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

This 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family, and co-workers. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem; experiencing a worsening of a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Course Content – The SMHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problem or mental health crises:
Developing mental health problems
• Depression
• Anxiety problems
• Psychosis
• Substance use problems Mental Health Crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours

Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours

Other Information

We are delighted to offer this extended workshop in conjunction with Terrigal Children’s Service. We presented this training specifically for those working in the early childhood sector for the first time in 2016 and it was so well received that it is back by popular demand!


This 12-hour SMHFA Course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, family and co-workers. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.


Participants receive a Training Manual and a MHFA Certificate on completion.


Participants are required to attend all 4 workshops.


Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.