Mental Health First Aid

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

This training is for adults who live, love or work with Aboriginal people. This training can enable partcipants to feel more confident in identifying mental illnesses and providing initial ‘mental health first aid’ whilst supporting someone to access appropriate help.

The course aims to:

  • Provide a better understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional well being
  • Identify the contributing factors to mental health issues and the symptoms
  • Provide participants with knowledge of how to assist Aboriginal people with mental health issues.

The webpage for further information about the training is: www.mhfa.com.au

This is a 14 hour course and is usually delivered as a 2 day workshop.

For more information about the course delivery in the Kimberley contact Timena James, SEWB Administration Officer, via email to sewbadmin@kamsc.org.au

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This training is for adults who live, love or work with ‘youth’aged between 12-25yrs to enable them to feel more confident in identifying mental illnesses and providing initial ‘mental health first aid’ whilst supporting someone to access appropriate help.

The YMHFA course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing any of the following:

Mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises:

  • 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

The webpage for further information about the training is: www.mhfa.com.au

This is a 14 hour course and is usually delivered as a 2 day workshop.

For more information about the course delivery in the Kimberley contact Timena James, SEWB Administration Officer, via email to sewbadmin@kamsc.org.au

Teen Mental Health First Aid

This training is teens in years 10, 11 and 12 on how to provide mental health first aid to their friends and get help of an adult quickly.

The tMHFA course teaches students to:

  • Recognise the signs of a mental health problem developing
  • Recognise the signs of a mental health crisis, particularly suicide
  • Get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary.

The webpage for further information about the training is: www.mhfa.com.au

This is a 3.5 hour course and can be delivered over 3 sessions of 75 minutes each. Prior to the delivery of tMHFA, KAMS will work with the school, organisation, sports club etc. to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid. This course will give adults the skills to appropriately respond when a young person asks for assistance. To this effect we are helping to create a eco system where everybody has the skills and language to reach out and connect with young people and their mental health.

For more information about the course delivery in the Kimberley contact Timena James, SEWB Administration Officer, via email to sewbadmin@kamsc.org.au