Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to assist an adult 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.

What the courses covers:

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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:

Depression and Anxiety

Psychosis

Substance Use Problems

Mental Health Crisis Situations covered:

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)

Panic Attacks

Traumatic Events

Severe Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Aggressive Behaviours

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Testimonials

Hear from people who have participated in our in-person and online suicide prevention training.

Interesting, informative & well presented. Good balance of film clips, worksheets & reading material. Short film clips were good, except those where the presenter merely stated what was written below.

K. Reval

Calm C-A-R-E Online

It is an excellent course, very informative and research-based. It raises awareness about the issue and provides skills and tools on the topic. I highly recommend it to everyone, not…

K. Figiel

Calm C-A-R-E Online

Thank you so much for this course. I found it so so helpful especially in the work I do as an Injury Management Adviser. I had a situation this week…

A. Cozyn

Calm C-A-R-E Online

Excellent course. Thank you for the course, it helped answer a lot of questions where I had gone wrong in the past and now I feel more equipped to help…

C. Calanna

Calm C-A-R-E Online

Extremely Informative. This course is extremely helpful and full of crucial information to assist us in feeling more confident and knowledgeable about what to do in certain situations, I highly…

N. Yusuf

Calm C-A-R-E Online

Excellent course. It was an excellent course. I even applied myself to many of the examples and knowledge. I would appreciate the elimination of swear words throughout the examples, and…

A. Gates

Accidental Counsellor Online

Great introductory short course. Recommend for those who work in student wellbeing.

J. Bauman

Accidental Counsellor Online

I found the course to be interesting and also enough information for a beginner counsellor. It had everything you needed to know, this was a good refresher as I have…

M. Clarke

Accidental Counsellor Online

Mel and Sandi are dedicated, passionate and inspiring. I could not commend them highly enough and would like to thank them both sincerely. I have no doubt this program has…

Anonymous

Life Saving Skills

The information and resources provided to me completing the CALM T4T training, equipped me to be able to deliver high quality, evidence based education to my community. The ongoing support…

Mission Australia

Life Saving Skills

Thank you Mel & Sandy – great training. Really enjoyed your passion, enthusiasm, incredible knowledge and delivery styles and the way you worked together. Awesome

MHFA Trainer

Life Saving Skills

CALM Train the Trainer equipped me with the confidence and skill to deliver the training.  Sandra and Melanie ensured that we had a thorough understanding of suicide and the purpose…

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Life Saving Skills

The instructor was organised and gave a thought provoking and insightful presentation. I enjoyed the activities and learning skills related to PFA

Psychological First Aid

Life Saving Skills

I thought the training was delivered in a way that was easy to understand. Loved the visual drawings and the trainers “shiny moments” Great training!

Psychological First Aid

Life Saving Skills

The trainer was excellent – made it very interesting and gave lots of information and explained it very well.

Psychological First Aid

Life Saving Skills

Well prescribed content and lessons – helps boost confidence in presenting.

Lifelines Prevention

Life Saving Skills

Lots of very comprehensive handouts, manuals and DVD’s etc. and a variety of forms of presentation.

Lifelines Prevention

Life Saving Skills

Engaging presenter, highly skilled and knowledgeable, and preparation of all materials – all ready to go!

Lifelines Prevention

Life Saving Skills

All school approach, concrete roleplays for students, simple steps for suicide intervention that can applied universally.

Lifeline Trilogy

Life Saving Skills

It was well paced, confidently presented, superbly resources and a good size of participants.

Lifeline Trilogy

Life Saving Skills

I go back to college with a comprehensive plan. I’m optimistic that it will be well received and put into action. Thank you – it was excellent!

Lifeline Trilogy

Life Saving Skills

Excellent information and resources provided. Trainer was very easy to understand and friendly.

Cyberbullying

Life Saving Skills

Thank you for your candid, relational approach regarding the delivery of the anti cyber bullying content. I gained a great deal from your session. Thank you!

Cyberbullying

Life Saving Skills

Excellent training. I like the fact it is all ‘in the book’ – easy to deliver to schools as all info provided.

Cyberbullying

Life Saving Skills

Loved the session today. Very knowledgeable, and interesting. Awesome!

Accidental Counsellor

Life Saving Skills

This has been the best training I have attended and recommend this to everyone.

Accidental Counsellor

Life Saving Skills

Even though I already have a Diploma in Counselling it gave me more information in such a way to explain and fill in the gaps. Very informative!

Accidental Counsellor

Life Saving Skills

Excellent presentation! Learned a lot about suicide and feel that I have more of an understanding of suicide.

Calm Yarn

Life Saving Skills

Excellent! Looking forward to learning more about culture.

Calm Yarn

Life Saving Skills

Great, informative, and easy to follow. Loved the training, I believe all should do this training.

Calm Yarn

Life Saving Skills

Amazing training course! Very concise and helpful. Well presented.

CALM C-A-R-E Suicide Awareness

Life Saving Skills

I’m so pleased I came along and thankful you have created this training. Love the app and the colourful graphics.

CALM C-A-R-E Suicide Awareness

Life Saving Skills

Great program! Lots of information this is helpful. Videos were great too. Lots of opportunity for comments, questions and discussion.

CALM C-A-R-E Suicide Awareness

Life Saving Skills

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was the best quality course that I have attended on suicide intervention and would love to attend more CALM courses on this and other…

CALM Suicide Intervention Skills

Life Saving Skills

This training has helped to improve my confidence discussing this topic. One of the best training sessions I’ve done in years. Thank you.

CALM Suicide Intervention Skills

Life Saving Skills

Amazing training model and delivery. Has helped me greatly to improve my confidence in my personal support to someone suicidal. I now have knowledge around an action plan.

CALM Suicide Intervention Skills

Life Saving Skills

Excellent presentation. Learned a lot about suicide and feel that I have more of an understanding of suicide.

Suicide Programs

Life Saving Skills

This has to be the best training I’ve attended and recommend this to everyone.

Suicide Programs

Life Saving Skills

It is an excellent course, very informative and research-based. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Suicide Programs

Life Saving Skills

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