Mental Health First Aid

Working in the health industry comes with many challenges but being equipped with the skills to deal with people who are having a particularly hard time is really important.


The Knowledge Exchange are partnering with Thriving Inc. to bring you an incredible Mental Health First Aid Course.

This is a must do for any health care practitioner.

In the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course you will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

*This is worth12 ESSA points, or 12 hours of equivalent CPD with other bodies.

Presented by: Dr Bonnie Furzer, PhD


Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states