Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Duration

2 days

Schedule

Pending interest, courses may be scheduled at Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton Campus.

To Register Your Interest’ in this course please sign up to become a Short Courses Website member (or if an existing member, log in) and click on the ‘To Register Your Interest’ icon. We’ll then email you when dates for courses are scheduled and available to enrol in.

Prerequisites

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

What You Learn

Knowledge of the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health first aid interventions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

What You Get

Mental Health First Aid Australia manual.

Certification issued by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Materials to Bring

Pen and notepaper.

Photo identification (including your date of birth).

Dress Code

Casual

Description

PROVIDE SUPPORT

Help the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in times of need

Learn about social and emotional wellbeing, mental health first aid interventions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Content

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviours

Student Support

At South West TAFE we’re here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

  • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours

  • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team

  • Koorie Liaison Officer

  • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs

  • Library and Research Centre

  • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery

  • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy

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Upcoming date: 18 Oct 2017