Mental Health First Aid Training for Flinders Students

Mental Health First Aid training is kicking off for 2023. First training date announced as a two-dayer on the 21st and 28th March. More to come. Details in post.

Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students


Free Accredited Training for Flinders Students

Flinders is offering this sought-after accreditation to our students for free, funded through our Students Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). Training dates for 2023 are slowly being released. Pip is our trainer this year 😊


Program Overview

One in five Australian adults experiences a mental health problem. By educating ourselves we can all play our part in responding to this community need. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person experiencing a mental health problem. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. This training will focus on equipping you help you to understand and help others – It does not teach you to be a counsellor.

The program has a self-directed component which must be completed prior to two Zoom sessions which you must be able to attend.


Mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems


Mental health crises covered include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use


Should I do this course?

This course is designed for those that can answer yes to the following questions:

  1. Do you want to learn how to give mental health first aid to others?
  2. Are willing to talk about: mental health concepts, approaches to helping others and community mental health resources?


Enough talking – how do I enrol?

Training in 2023 is being provided by Pip Sellar, the Mental Health First Aid Coordinator.

She has just announced the first training, with more dates to come.

✨ First training will be conducted over two consecutive Tuesdays – the 21st and 28th of March. RSVP at Eventbrite. ✨


Please note:

  • There are limited spots, so please DO NOT register unless you can genuinely attend.
  • Only Flinders’ students may enrol.
  • This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course.
  • If you have any concerns about your capacity to fully participate in the course, please contact the provider.

If you have any concerns about your own mental health and wellbeing, please contact Health Counselling and Disability Service or your own mental health practitioner.

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