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Tertiary Student Mental Health First Aid Course – Blended Learning – USC Students

June 23 @ 1:43 am

Tertiary Student Mental Health First Aid Course - Blended Learning - In Person Workshop Only

The Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course teaches how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

This course covers the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems‚ how to provide help‚ what professional help is available‚ effective help options (as shown by research) and first aid for mental health crisis situations. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to feel confident to help.

This course is for students who have completed the eLearning. It is the in person workshop that follows the self-paced eLearning. 

Course Requirements:

Course Prerequisites: 
  • That you are a University or Tafe student (evidence of this will be required).
  • You must have completed the online e-learning before this workshop (prood will be required).
  • Your MHFA manual should be brought to your Face to Face workshop (This should have been supplied to you by your training supplier or MHFA Australia. If you do not receive it, please contact them directly).

Note: This is an education course‚ it is not a therapy or support group. If you would like to discuss if this course is right for you‚ please call or email us.

Who is this Course For:

This course is suitable for tertiary students. It includes information and example scenarios relevant to students however the information and techniques can be applied to all adults‚ in all situations.

This is a research based course developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Find out more about the Mental Health First Aid course here.

Course Outcomes:

  • Certificate of completion of Mental Health First Aid training
  • Course participants may undertake an optional online assessment to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider (there is no extra cost for this)

Course Delivery:

About this course:
  • To complete the Tertiary MHFA course you must complete the eLearning and then the workshop. You are currently enrolling in the in person workshop. If you would like to enrol in both the eLearning and the workshop please enrol on this page 
  • This is a practical workshop focused on applying of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning. In the workshop we will:
    • Examine issues relevant to student mental health problems in more depth.
    • Clarify any questions you have from the eLearning.
    • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to scenarios.
    • Discuss 'where to from now' in using mental health first aid skills
  • Proof that you are a student and have completed the eLearning will be required.
  • Your MHFA manual should be brought to your Face to Face workshop. 
  • This course has a minimum of 6 students. Courses that do not meet this will be rescheduled. Course terms and conditions including refund rules can be found at www.assistfirstaid.com.au/terms-conditions/       

Course Assessment:

  • People who attend Mental Health First Aid training can complete an optional online assessment to be accredited as a Mental Health First Aider (there is no additional cost for this).
  • Mental Health First Aider accreditation is valid for three years.

Course Content:

  • Recognising common mental health problems
  • Providing initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • An evidence-based Action Plan
  • Responding in a crisis situation
  • Participants have the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment
  • Mental health problems covered: depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, substance use problems
  • Mental health crises covered: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drugs use, aggressive behaviours

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Time Location Available Spaces Price Enrol


June 23, 2024
1:43 am