With unprecedented levels of mental health challenges, why are we not checking in? Lack of confidence – in knowing what to do if someone isn’t ok. Mental Health First Aid training gives a structure for what to say, what not to say and how to get help. Click through to join our next MHFA course to bridge the gap.



Mental Health First Aid certificate course

With 1 in 5 Australians in any 12-month period experiencing a mental health issue, do you feel confident and equipped to deal with a mental health challenge or crisis? If you ask someone if they are ok – and they are not, do you know how to support them?

In support of October Mental Health Month, Fleur Heazlewood is offering for the first-time a public Mental Health certificate course. Just as there is physical first aid training, there is also certificate training available for mental health first aid.

What is mental health first aid?

Mental health first aid is the first line of help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or a mental health crisis. As with physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

The Mental Health First Aid certificate course:

This is a unique opportunity for your staff to learn Mental Health First Aid with Fleur Heazlewood, one of Australia’s most experienced workplace wellbeing, mental health and resilience trainers.

In this 12-hour certificate course, participants learn 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.

We teach adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises:

1. Developing mental health problems include depression and anxiety
2. Mental health crises include suicidal thoughts and behaviours and panic attacks

Upon completion of this course participants will have the confidence and courage to handle mental health first aid situations; and the opportunity to sit for the Mental Health First Aid Australia certificate qualification.

“Thank you for suggesting the MHFA, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt after each session I came out of it with the knowledge and the understanding of what metal health truly is. I now know I will be able to handle situations as they come up, maybe not smoothly the first couple of times, but with the tools I have received from this course it will make it easier to handle situations. Thank you again.”

Janet Peters, Factory team leader

Course and booking details

Dates: 11th & 12th February 2020: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Level 7, 99 York Street, Sydney CBD: (near Town Hall Station)
Price: $495 inclusive course manual and materials, and all catering
To book contact: melissa@blueberryinstitute.com or 0422 004 319

Places limited to 24 people
Registrations close: 17th January 2020 unless fully booked prior