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accredited to deliver an award winning and internationally recognised mental health first aid course

Would you know how to assist someone with a developing mental health issue or in a crisis situation such as having suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours?

Why do you need to learn Mental Health First Aid?

Mental health issues are more common than you think. In Australia about 1 in 5 people will suffer a mental health condition. It is very important that as members of the public we are able to learn ways to assist someone developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis. The 12 hours accredited Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and above) how to provide mental health first aid responses until appropriate treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

Mental health emergencies can strike anyone at anytime, although many people are able to recognize the issue and may try to help, without proper training and support sometimes it can make someone feel helpless when a crisis situation occurs.

Whether it is for yourself, family, community or the workplace, becoming a skilled mental health first aider is the best investment you can make.

What you will learn on the Mental Health First Aid Course?

 Mental health first aid is an evidence-based training course authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country and in selected countries overseas. Psyched Solutions Instructors are accredited to deliver the course by MHFA Australia.

Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.You will learn to identify the early warning signs and symptoms and we will  help you to understand the actions you need to take to support someone  and where you can go to get professional help.

Content:

  • Mental health problems in Australia
  • Actions of mental health first aid
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse 

Crisis situations covered:

  •  Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  •  Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attack
  • Following traumatic event
  •  Severe psychotic states
  • Acute effects of alcohol misuse and drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviours

This is a 12 hour course, which is delivered as a 2 day training package.

Who should attend the training?

Anyone 18 years old and above can attend this course. The strategies taught in Mental Health First Aid are also particularly useful for frontline staff including:

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Security
  • Work Place Health and Safety Staff
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Other Health Professionals

Please note Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions including:

  • Nursing (i.e., midwives, mental health, practice nurses), pharmacy, fitness, chiropractic, and physiotherapy.
  • Attendance can be claimed as CPD by: psychologists, social workers, teacher, dieticians, speech pathologists, audiologists/audiometrists and lawyers in some states and territories of Australia

Accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider

A manual and certificate of completion is provided to each participant attending the course, along with useful mental health resources. If you successfully complete your accreditation test (done after completion of the course), you will be accredited as Mental Health First Aider.

How much it Costs

Your investment is only $180 plus GST. Book your space here today or contact us at sharon@psyhedsolutions.com.au to register your interest.

'In the USA,  First Lady Michelle Obama gave a resounding endorsement to Mental Health First Aid course recently saying "I believe every member of the community, every organization and business need to do this course in order to learn what to do to support someone with a mental health condition. "Read  here about  FLOTUS support for this course here . 

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Event hosting, public and  motivational speaker

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Psyched Solutions founder Sharon Orapeleng's life story is that of incredible resilience, hardwork, passion and service to others. From a small dusty farm village in the southern part of Botswana to a well recognized and accomplished community leader, advocate, mental health professional and philanthropist at her new home in Brisbane, Queensland, she inspires many. She has dedicated her life to causes very close to her heart including;

  •  reducing stigma around mental health issues after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (following a very traumatic event in her life),
  • domestic violence (after living with a close family member who was a victim of domestic violence at 10 yrs old),
  • breast cancer awareness and fundraising (mother is a breast cancer survivor and she lost a close relative to breast cancer)
  • women and youth empowerment and capacity building  
  • leadership development and mentoring
  • Social inclusion and justice

Her ability to turn her wounds into wisdom inspires hope and healing to many and has made her a sought after public and motivational speaker and event host. Her quest to find the right formula to understanding human behaviour and overcoming adversities  saw her excelling at university with degrees in Psychology and Neuro Science (Latrobe University, Melbourne), Post Graduate Diploma  and Masters in Behaviour Management (Bond University, Gold Coast). She also trained and accredited in Neurofeedback (an effective tool to help people with a variety of disorders including ADHD, learning difficulties, depression, sleep disturbances, anxiety etc.

So what is the right formula? Sharon says it is about " changing your perception" .

To partner with Sharon for your upcoming event, contact us here.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING

 We support community organisations to effective and efficient in meeting the needs of their members. We provide governance training such as:

  • Establishing a community organisation
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Grant Writing and Reporting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement

We are also passionate about mentoring young leaders to strengthen their capacity to identify and take on leadership opportunities.

CULTURAL /DIVERSITY CONSULTANCY

We have experience in working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in both government and non-government sectors roles with focus in capacity building, community development, improving service access and equity as well as using cultural competency principles to develop training for organisations and businesses.

We believe the increasing multicultural diversity of Australia presents a very unique opportunity for creativity and innovation for organisations and businesses to support inclusion and participation of new and emerging communities as well as settled migrants in order to achieve a cohesive and contributing communities.

 

Take the opportunity of the 30 minute obligation free consultation to discuss how we can meet your needs by clicking here