12 hours (2 days for 6 hours each or 3 days for 4 hours each)
2 day course - 6 hours each day with an hour lunch break
Pending interest, courses may be scheduled at Warrnambool, Portland, Colac 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.
What You Learn
How to approach the person, assess and assist in crisis
Listen, communicate and give support to those in need
How to encourage the person to get appropriate professional help and other support
What You Get
The knowledge and skills required to give early help to people who have mental health problems and to assist in crisis situations
Certificate of completion
Materials to Bring
Pen and notepaper
The Standard Mental Health First Aid short course teaches adults how to provide initial support to those who are developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises.
Course content includes depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, substance abuse, psychosis, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, traumatic events and self injury. The course, equips individuals with:
- understanding of a range of mental health issues
- skills in recognising signs of mental health problems
- skills in responding appropriately and effectively
- understanding of where and how to get help
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