Standard Mental Health First Aid
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
What the Course Covers
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered are:
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
This is a 12-hour course, which is delivered as a 2-day training package (6 hours per day).
Who can attend a course?
Any interested adult can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.
S.A.L.T is a 2-hour presentation to increase suicide alertness in the workplace. This program alerts workplace members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help.
safeTALK is a half day suicide awareness workshop, created by Living Works, an international suicide prevention training organisation. The course teaches members of the community to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. It also offers a carefully crafted set of helping steps and the use of creative educational processes to make it possible for attendees to leave safeTALK willing and able to be suicide alert helpers.
During this course attendees will learn how to:
Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
Workplaces have a vital role to play in providing supportive environments that promote mental health, wellbeing and resilience in its people.
To support this OzHelp Tasmania has developed a range of programs designed to:
Programs are design for all levels within an organisation from staff member to CEO and can be tailored to suit organisational requirements.
Introduction to Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Workplace Supervisor Mentor Training and Support
Based on industry feedback OzHelp has developed a Supervisor and Mentor Training package to facilitate the professional development of supervisors and mentors within industry workplaces in order to provide improved support to workers, apprentices and trainees in the workplace.
The objectives of the package are to:
Outcomes from the package are designed to:
The OzHelp 'Workplace' Life Skills Program - 24 hour package (3 days)
Newly developed is a ‘Workplace’ Life Skills tool box that specifically focuses on the key life skills required during the transition from the school to the workplace. This package is conducted over 3 days (either as a block or individual days) during the first or second year of an apprenticeship or traineeship. It is made up of the following modules:
The ‘Tool Box’ uses adult learning principles and has been tailored in approach to take into account that most apprentices have a kinaesthetic preference in their learning styles. The Program is underpinned by the philosophy that we are all responsible for our actions and we are all doing the best we can to live fulfilling lives, with the level of awareness we have.
It has been developed as a response to reducing time away from work for employers whilst meeting ‘workplace’ life skills requirements. This course can also be individualized to meet workplace needs (for example one employer has requested a module on ‘living away from home’).
For Further Information on any of the Training Packages
Please note that a number of these courses are conducted on an in-house basis for companies who specifically request the training, and therefore, the details and conduct of these events are tailored to the requirements of that particular organisation.
For more information about engaging OzHelp to conduct any of these courses, or for training tailored to your organisations’ specific needs, please contact Morgan Hodge, Administration and Training Coordinator on 03 6231 0919, 0419 189 153 or firstname.lastname@example.org