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Mental Health First Aid Training

Target audience: All USQ employees only
Materials: Nil

This accredited two-day workshop is designed to provide participants with information about various mental health issues, and how to provide and where to seek help in a situation.

Specifically, the workshop will cover:

  • Information about current mental health issues affecting our region
  • Information about current mental health problems including but not limited to the following:
    • Depression; Symptoms and Causes, Interventions, Treatment, Resources
    • Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Phobia and Panic Disorder
    • Psychosis: Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Psychotic depression, Risk factors and interventions
    • Substance Misuse: Alcohol and Drugs, Risk factors and Interventions
    • Suicide: How to recognize the signs and approach the subject.
  • Information about how to spot warning signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to implement strategies to assist in a situation.

Participants will be provided with a comprehensive manual and will receive a fully accredited participation certificate.

Please be advised that a $50 'no-show' fee will apply where a registered participant withdraws without notice. Occasionally a session may be made unviable by late cancellations – as this may incur presenter's costs the 'no show ' fee is necessary. Forty-eight (48) hours notice of withdrawal is required except in exceptional circumstances.

Participants are expected to attend both days of the workshop.