Mental health first aid refresher​

Mental Health First Aid Refresher training is designed to renew your as a mental health first aider skills. 

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Duration

 4 hours online or 5 hours in-person

Capacity​

Min 6 people - Max 16 people

Fully Accredited​

Valid for 3 Years. MHFA Australia

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Free cancellation*

Cancel 7 days prior to the course 

10% OFF

10% OFF for the returning customers

Duration

12 hours

Location

Over Zoom Video Sessions

Course Price

$180 + VAT

Fully Accredited

Valid for 3 Years. MHFA Australia

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About mental health first aid refresher

Mental Health First Aid Refresher (MHFA) is a training program designed to help individuals learn how to provide initial support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. The program is designed to help people identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course is an advanced training program that provides an update on the knowledge and skills acquired during the initial Mental Health First Aid training.

The Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course is designed to help participants maintain and update their knowledge and skills in providing mental health first aid. The course is usually recommended for those who have completed the initial Mental Health First Aid training course and wish to refresh their knowledge, or for those who have completed the course and have been providing mental health first aid for some time and wish to enhance their knowledge.

The MHFA refresher course aims to provide a deeper understanding of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and the associated risk factors. Participants learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of these disorders and how to provide initial support to individuals who may be experiencing them. The course also covers the latest research on mental health and substance use disorders, including updates on treatments and therapies.

The Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course is usually conducted over a period of 4 hours. It is typically delivered in a classroom or online format and includes interactive exercises, case studies, and group discussions. Participants are also given a manual to help them remember and apply the skills learned during the course.

In summary, the Mental Health First Aid Refresher course is ideal for those who have completed the initial Mental Health First Aid training and wish to refresh their knowledge or for those who have been providing mental health first aid for some time and wish to enhance their knowledge.

 

Mental Health First Aid Refresher Training: Keeping Your Skills Current

Duration: 4 hours (Online) or 5 hours (Face to Face)

Are you a certified Mental Health First Aider looking to maintain your valuable skills and knowledge? Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Refresher Training is designed to ensure that your MHFA qualifications remain up-to-date and relevant. Mental health is an ever-evolving field, and staying informed is crucial for effective support and assistance. This course, available both online and in-person, will provide you with the tools and insights necessary to continue being a reliable source of aid for individuals in need.

MHFA Qualifications Valid for 3 Years: Your MHFA qualifications are valid for three years, and it’s essential to refresh your knowledge to stay aligned with current guidelines. Our refresher training helps you meet this requirement, ensuring your continued competence in offering support and understanding to those facing mental health challenges.

Based on the Latest Mental Health Research: Our refresher training is informed by the latest research in the field of mental health. We recognise that knowledge and best practices in this area are continually evolving, and our course content is updated to reflect the most recent findings. By participating in our refresher training, you’ll remain well-informed about the latest advancements in mental health care.

Learn the 3 Actions for Assisting a Person with Suicidal Thoughts or Behaviors: One of the critical aspects of MHFA is knowing how to assist individuals with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. In our refresher course, you will revisit and refine your understanding of the three essential actions required to provide effective support to those in crisis. These skills are invaluable in potentially life-saving situations.

Explore Complex MHFA Interactions: Mental health situations can be complex and multifaceted. In this refresher training, we delve into intricate scenarios and interactions, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to navigate complex mental health situations with confidence and empathy.

Practice MHFA Skills Learned on the Standard MHFA Course: Repetition and practice are key to mastering any skill, including Mental Health First Aid. Our refresher training allows you to revisit and practice the skills you learned during the standard MHFA course, ensuring that you are well-prepared to apply your knowledge when it matters most.

Course Details:

  • Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16 participants to maintain a personalised learning experience.
  • Choose between a 4-hour online course or a 5-hour in-person course, providing flexibility to accommodate your schedule and preferences.

Invest in your ongoing development as a Mental Health First Aider. Join our Mental Health First Aid Refresher Training to ensure that you continue to be a valuable resource for individuals experiencing mental health challenges, with up-to-date knowledge and skills that can make a difference in their lives.

All our MHFA Training Courses are delivered by MHFA Australia-certified trainers. You will receive an MHFA Australia certificate

It is very important to understand that after course completion you will not become a therapist or psychology professional. You will not be able to treat anyone who has ill mental health. 

 

Instead, your role is simply a supportive one, like the title suggests, you will be the first contact to those who possibly could have mental health related issues. You can wear a special mental health first aider badge or lanyard. So people at your workplace could recognise and approach you if they need your help as a mental health first aider.  

 

On the course, you will be taught how to give mental health first aid for different conditions like depression, self-harm, psychosis, suicidal crisis, anxiety disorder, etc. You will be equipped with a strategy and action plan called ALGEE. 

 

The ALGEE plan acronym stands for

 

  • Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis 
  • Listen and communicate non-judgmentally 
  • Give support and information 
  • Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Encourage other support

 

Remember your own mental health is always the priority. You choose to be a mental health first aider voluntarily.  If at any given time you feel that it can affect your own mental comfort and you don’t feel like supporting others, consider stepping down from a mental health first aider role. 

All courses come with course materials a manual and a workbook. The books are helpful resources to refresh your knowledge as well as support your own mental health, both during and after the course.  Books are included in the course price.

The prices below are for our public courses. If you want to book a group please send us a short enquiry and we get back to you in minutes.  A group booking is up to 30% off per person. 

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