mental health first aid training

Mental Health First Aid

TRAINING EVENT: Mental Health First Aid Course
COURSE PROVIDER: Kris O’Brien – Disaster Relief Australia, partnered with Open Arms
LOCATION: TBD – Central Melbourne
DATE: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August 2021 (must attend both days)
MUSTER STATUS REQUIRED: Engagement Ready or Deployment Ready

Melbourne Disaster Relief Team is hosting Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to be prepared for helping others and ourselves. DRA strongly encourages our IMT members, Strike Team Leaders (STL’s) and Members to complete Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This is a preferred competency that is considered when selecting teams for projects and operations, and will play a more significant role as DRA continues to grow.

MHFA teaches how to listen and respond to help someone who may be developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, and help guide to professional help as needed.

The MHFA course is a two-day program and covers how to identify and support those in the community who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing mental anguish whilst on Operations. The course aim is to introduce DRA members to:
– The identification of signs and symptoms
– How to provide initial help
– Where and how to get professional help
– How to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation
*The course practical assessment is limited to 15 participants

Melbourne DRT members who are at Engagement Ready or Deployment Ready. Priority will be given to those that are Deployment Ready.

Training Venue, Morning Tea & Lunch, Training Facilitator, Training Course.

Travel to and from the venue.
No fuel or travel subsidy will be provided.

Members must have reached ENGAGEMENT or DEPLOYMENT READY in Muster to be eligible for DRA Training.
If you are waiting on a call or have had trouble setting up your profile, please indicate this in your EOI and the Membership team will be in touch to help you out.

Submission of an EOI is not a guarantee of attendance. Please note: Check spam and junk folders for missing communications! You may be contacted by the Mobilisation team for further information.

Candidates for training Must be available to attend BOTH days – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August 2021.

IMPORTANT- Due to the potential loss of value and capability to DRA, YOU must ensure that outside an emergency, you are able to attend this training. Last minute withdrawal or non-attendance, once you confirm availability, will jeopardise your future training opportunities.

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Aug 28 - 29 2021

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