UNSW Health is pleased to offer subsidised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to UNSW Staff.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Just like physical first aid courses train members of the public to provide basic first aid to someone with a physical health condition, MHFA teaches skills to help someone experiencing a mental health problem.
The course covers mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and psychosis) and mental health crises (suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, traumatic events and aggressive behaviours).
The course is 12 hours long and is split over two days.
If you book into a course, you must be available to attend both dates in full.
The training is available to staff at a reduced rate of $75 as it is being subsidised through the Strategy 2025 funding that is dedicated to enhancing UNSW’s support for students and improving student mental health. You do not have to be in a direct student support role in order to access the training; it is available to all staff at the subsidised rate.
What are the dates?
- Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 May – Morven Brown G6
- Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 June – Old Main Building 151
- Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July – Law Building 302
- Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 August – John Goodsell LG19
- Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 August – John Goodsell LG19
- Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 October – John Goodsell LG19
- Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November – John Goodsell LG19
All training days run from 9.30am – 5pm.
For further information please contact Madhav at firstname.lastname@example.org.