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First Aid for the Mind eLearning

This eLearning course is designed to arm you the tools you will need to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis.



First Aid for the Mind eLearning

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With 3.2 million Australians, or 1 in 5 people, suffering from a mental disorder each year, it’s likely someone you know is suffering in silence.

Whether it is at home or in the workplace, mental health can have a huge impact on a person’s physical health, relationships and career. In particular, employers must ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act, which is increasingly turning its attention towards mental health being just as important as the physical health of an employee.

Being prepared with some basic knowledge and advice centred on best practice will give you the tools you will need to support someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

This eLearning course from the trusted mental health trainers at St John Ambulance will arm you with the skills and confidence to start the conversations that will make a difference.

With videos, quizzes and interactive learning scattered throughout the course, you can take it at your own pace one topic at a time or complete the entire course in one session. Either way, your eLearning progress will be saved as you go and you can return to the topics as many times as you need to prior to getting your final certification.

41 great reasons to take this course:

  • 8 mental health topics covered
  • 23 interactive learning activities
  • 9 videos
  • 1 downloadable and printable fact-sheet to keep handy for later reference

A few other important things to know:

  • Fully online, available on-demand any time of day or night
  • Takes just 1.5 hours, or take it in smaller chunks one topic at a time
  • Mobile friendly
  • Certificate of completion awarded (non-accredited)

What do other people think?

Excellent course, really makes you think of the extent of mental illness in our community and how little we really know about it.
This course was easy to understand and easy to complete. I would highly recommend this to anyone who already works in the field of mental health, and wants a refresher, or for anyone in a workplace to help with some guidance when dealing with a mental health crisis from other employees.
Fantastic course to learn not just about mental health disorders but how to respond when someone is experiencing an adverse mental health episode.
Easy to work through. Easy to remember action plan.

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