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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid – Feb–Apr 2018, Parramatta & Mt Druitt
From Thursday 08 February 2018 -  09:30
To Tuesday 24 April 2018 - 16:30
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Western Sydney Recover College
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
February–April 2018
Parramatta & Mt Druitt

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two-day program which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals developing a mental health condition or experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is delivered by an Indigenous trainer.

Note: This course is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff and community members.

Resources provided include manual and workbooks. Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

Course dates

Parramatta
8 and 9 February 2018, 9.30am–4.30pm
24 and 24 April 2018, 9.30am–4.30pm

Mt Druitt
22 and 23 March, 9.30am–4.30pm

Course Outline

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
  • Mental health problems in communities
  • Mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Mental Health Topics Outline

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Mental Health Crisis Scenarios Outline

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

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