Courses for Individuals
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
While physical first aid training is widespread in our community, most do not cover mental illness. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will empower you with the skills and knowledge to help you effectively approach, listen, communicate and provide assistance to someone experiencing a mental health problem, the right way.
I recently completed a Mental Health First Aid 2-day course with Ben as our excellent facilitator. Ben was well organised, compassionate and compelling and I found the course extremely valuable both professionally (I am a Suicide Prevention Coordinator) and as a human living amongst other humans! I highly recommend Ben as a mental health trainer and hope to see Beyond All Bounds continue to grow and deliver this course to more people.
Eleanor – Suicide Prevention Co-Ordinator
Ben is an engaging, knowledgeable facilitator. Ben managed the group well and responded to all questions and discussions with openness. The course is applicable to all workplaces and personal situations and would be beneficial to anyone and everyone. Learning about Ben’s personal story was of particular interest and it was heart-warming to see him take on a role as an educator, with clearly so much to offer. Ben’s innate characteristics make him a natural facilitator.
Karyn – HR Manager
Ben was a very knowledgeable, engaging and open facilitator – it was a surprise to learn that this is a new venture for him! He created a safe space for all participants to be inquisitive and shared personal stories which added unique perspectives to the rich learning environment he created. I highly recommend Ben for any organisation seeking a high impact and practical Mental Health First Aid training course!
Michelle, Manager HR Development – Department of Training and Workforce Development
Ben is a very knowledgeable trainer and delivers the course in an engaging and informative manner. I believe all businesses need to train staff to be able to deliver this much needed assistance to people in and outside their workplace. As a small business owner, I found this to be an invaluable tool, as well as clarifying some myths around mental illness. Absolutely, 100% recommend Ben and Beyond All Bounds.
Susan – Yogi, Meditation Teacher
Excellent presentation style; easy-going, respectful, courteous and knowledgeable. The content flowed extremely easily. Conscious of the needs of the group. An absolute natural.
Alex – School Teacher
Absolutely loved this course! Ben was an amazing instructor and shared his real-life experiences with us by being vulnerable with his own stories. This allowed us to connect and understand him. This course gives you a massive insight into everyone’s day to day struggles. Having this course under your belt equips you with the basic tools to help people in need. Highly recommend!
Jake, NLP Master Coach
I’ve been on many courses, but these last two days it was almost like I was learning everything again for the first time but from a different perspective, and this was profoundly powerful. The instructor taught compassion and empathy just through his conviction alone. His passionate guidance, bold authenticity and honesty were invaluable.
Jessica, Occupational Therapist
Attended a Mental Health 2-day workshop by Ben recently and was extremely impressed by not only the delivery but his ability to share his own personal experiences which made it significantly more real. This is a must-do course and would highly recommend Ben and B.A.B.
Mark, Life Coach
I spent my weekend studying the mental health first aid course. This is something I’m very passionate about and as someone who has suffered from depression/anxiety, I learnt a lot and found this course super rewarding. I highly recommend this course to everyone.
Matt, Roofing Technician
An excellent course. I now have the knowledge to recognise someone with a mental health problem. Wished I had them before my daughter was diagnosed with bipolar and depression.
Why Complete A Mental Health First Aid Course?
BECOME A FIRST RESPONDER
Develop the skills to provide assistance to someone experiencing a mental health crisis. You could save a life.
RECOGNISE COMMON MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS
We teach you how to spot the warning signs. Learn how to confidently approach, listen and communicate with people, the right way.
LEARN FROM AN INSTRUCTOR WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE
Develop greater understanding about mental health problems from an educator who has real life experience.
AUSTRALIAN EVIDENCE-BASED TRANING
MHFA Australia has 20 years of experience in providing training courses that use rigorous scientific research methods to create and evaluate their work.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Your new understanding will help to break down the stigma that prevents people from seeking professional help. Take action and become an ally.
STANDARD MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (FACE-TO-FACE)
By completing the standard MHFA course, you will discover how to spot the crucial signs of mental illness and offer first aid to someone who is dealing with a mental health problem or crisis.
What the course covers
- How to recognise common mental health illnesses.
- How to appropriately approach and communicate with someone experiencing a mental health problem.
- How to support someone experiencing depression or anxiety.
- Techniques on how to de-escalate someone who is distressed.
- How to talk to someone you believe may be expressing suicidal thoughts.
- How to help someone experiencing a crisis or traumatic event.
- How to approach the conversation about drug and alcohol use.
- How to encourage someone to seek professional help.
Development of Mental Health Problems Covered
Mental Health Crisis Situations Covered
Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours
Severe Psychotic States
Severe Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The 'Standard Mental Health First Aid for Adults' is a comprehensive 12-hour face-to-face course split into two 6-hour days, plus breaks. Each day runs from 9am to 4pm.
The Platform – Septimus Roe, Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, 6000, Australia.
Course participants receive a physical copy of the Standard Mental Health First Aid manual and a certificate of completion.
A 3 year accreditation is obtained after successfully completing a short quiz. The MHFA accreditation demonstrates that an individual has the skills and knowledge to provide Mental Health First Aid.