THE GIDGET FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER Mental Health First Aid Course - 5th + 6th October 2019


THE GIDGET FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER Mental Health First Aid Course - 5th + 6th October 2019


5th + 6th October 2019

SPONSORED by Karratha Enterprise Hub who will be donating the space for this course.

8.30am - 3.30pm

100% of profits will be donated to The Gidget Foundation to contribute to the 2019 M4MH Cape to Cape Hiking team aiming to raise $32,000 to help continue telehealth counselling in rural and remote areas across Australia for new and expecting parents being challenged by perinatal depression/anxiety.


Hardcopy manual

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The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Mental health problems covered

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

    Mental health crises covered

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Severe effects from alcohol

    or other drug use

  • Aggressive behaviours.

    Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.

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With one in five Australians diagnosed with a mental health illness in any given year, it is time that together in our workplaces, in our gyms/studios + recreational facilities and in the home we have the knowledge, skills and tools to play a role in reducing stigma and supporting those who live with mental illness.

MHFA courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, through developing guidelines that cover a number of mental health problems, crises and in different contexts. Once developed, courses are evaluated to assess the outcomes.

Research has shown that MHFA courses are associated with;

KNOWLEDGE Improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.

CONFIDENCE Confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

DE-STIGMATISING Decreases in stigmatising attitudes.

INCREASED SUPPORT Increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.

If you want to book a mental health first aid course for your fitness facility/studio/gym, workplace or community group connect with me below!

The 12-hour Standard MHFA course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points by several professional bodies.

  • Social Workers

  • Psychologists

  • Fitness Professionals

  • Pharmacists

  • Nurses

  • Teachers

  • Dieticians

  • Speech Pathologists

  • Audiologists and audiometrists

  • Lawyers in some states and territories of Australia

  • Orthotists and Prosthetists