Mental Health First Aid Training
This World Mental Health Day (October 10th), Aussie Helpers is offering farmers and members of the Dubbo community Free and Life-saving Mental Health First Aid training.
What: Mental Health First Aid Training
When: 10-11 October 2023, 9am to 5pm Note: This is a two-day course
Where: Aussie Helpers Dubbo Depot, 2/7 McGuinn Crescent, Dubbo
Who: Farmers and members of the community
Cost: No cost. Training, lunch and refreshments provided over the two-day course
We encourage anyone interested in attending training to learn lifesaving skills to register as soon as possible because numbers are limited.
Master Standard and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Natalie Petersen is a passionate wellbeing advocate in regional Australia and licensed Master Standard and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She has shined a light on mental health and supported communities develop skills to assist thousands of Aussies for many years.
Why Mental Health First Aid Training is so important
With 1 in 5 Aussies experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, mental illness is now said to affect every Aussie—either directly or indirectly. This is why everyone should know how to have a conversation that could save a life.
- Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies
- Improves confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem
- Decreases stigmatising attitudes
- Increases the amount and type of support provided to family, friends, colleagues and members of the community experiencing a mental health problem or a crisis.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid training, visit Mental Health First Aid Australia (mhfa.com.au)