Mental Health First Aid is for everyone but is particularly essential for Professional Organisers and other small business owners working closely with people. At the IOPO we consider this an essential part of training for any PO.
Please Note - MHFA Australia will be adjusting their Blended and Online course voucher price after the 1st of July. To secure your place please register before the 28th June 2021. There are only 12 places available to give each participant the attention needed. IOPO Members will need to log in to see their member-only price.
What You'll Learn
In this informative and practical course, you will 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
This course focuses on the workplace for a Professional Organiser and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients, and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance with supports and external professional help.
Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course includes two course components.
Course component 1 – Self-paced interactive eLearning
To be completed prior to the first live online session on 30th July.
Developing mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours.
Course component 2 - Instructor-led videoconferencing (2 x 2.5 hour sessions)
30th July and 13th August 10:30 - 1pm AEST
This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment.
The video conferencing component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course.
In this training, delivered over Zoom Meeting from wherever you are, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The video conferencing includes large and small group activities, providing participants with the opportunity to:
- Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
- Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
- Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
- Discuss and reflect 'a where to from now' in using mental
- Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.
Sydel Weinstein is a Master MHFA trainer with extensive experience in the field. Read more about Sydel and her qualifications here.
You will need a device with a camera and microphone to participate, a laptop will usually be the better option but you can join via a tablet or smartphone via the Zoom app if this is not an option.
We so look forward to sharing these last two sessions with you. It's your opportunity to learn how to apply the first aid protocol in real-world and real PO workplace scenarios.