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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid – May-Jun 2018, Blacktown, Mt Druitt & Parramatta
From Thursday 10 May 2018
To Monday 25 June 2018
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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
May-June 2018
Blacktown, Mt Druitt & Parramatta

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

Blacktown

10-11 May 2018, 9.30am–4.30pm

Mt Druitt

24-25 May 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm

Parramatta

7-8 June 2018, 9.30am–4.30pm
25-26 June 2018, 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

More information and registration