Workshop date: 11 and 12 March 2020

Location: Canberra

Is this training for you?

Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation. This program is designed for staff wanting to learn how to provide first level assistance to others experiencing a mental health issue or crisis until the appropriate professional help is received or crisis resolves.

Key Benefits

  • Being able to provide first aid until the appropriate professional help is received;
  • Ability to use gained knowledge in professional and personal environment;
  • Option to gain accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, valid for 3 years.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • Recognise where and how to get help for those who need it;
  • Address mental health crises in the short term;
  • Provide initial support.

CDF Competencies

  • Be Responsible and Accountable for Achieving Excellence
  • Make Informed Decisions



Register Now

Please register via Staff Connect no later than one week prior to the workshop.
Course code: 11057
For registration enquiries, email: or call Learning and Development, Human Resources on (02) 9465 9200.

Session Details

If the date and location of the workshop advertised is not convenient for you, you can now express your interest through the expression of interest link for any of the programs. You will be added to the registration list and the workshop will be scheduled in the specific campus or month when we have sufficient numbers.

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