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.
This 14-hour YMHFA Course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to adolescents. The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Topics discussed in this course include depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychosis and substance use problems. No prior knowledge is required for this course and all are encouraged to attend.
This 3 hour course aims to address these concerns by teaching community members how to provide mental health first aid to people experiencing gambling problems. The course is open to all and no prior experience or skill is required. Curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries.
You will learn:
You will also have the opportunity to practice these skills in a safe environment.
safeTALK is an introductory 4 hour alertness workshop that prepares participants to become a suicide-alert helper. Through their words and actions, people with suicidal thoughts may invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers will learn to identify these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as those trained in ASIST. Participants will learn to engage with those at risk of suicide and have the chance to practise these skills first hand, during the workshops. This life-saving training is open to all.
ASIST is a scientifically proven suicide intervention model where participants will learn to intervene and help to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. During the 2 day course participants will gain the skills to assist in reducing suicidal feelings for those at risk. Participants will also learn the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions needed to implement it. As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, ASIST will give participants the skills and knowledge to confidently provide suicide first-aid.
Wholistic wellbeing is something that can be put on the back burner and with our busy lives, it can easily be forgotten.
We at The Wholistic Being are working hard to change this! We are now offering short (30-60 minute) wellbeing workshops. We will work with you to ensure we are creating content that is relevant for your workplace, school, or community group. During these workshops we will present information on wellbeing and self-care to encourage those who attend to look after themselves wholistically and get the most out of each day.