Mental Health First Aid ®
Enrol now in one of the below Mental Health First Aid ® (MHFA™) courses presented by Workplace Wellness Collective and facilitated by Natalie Jack, Licensed Mental Health First Aid ® Instructor and allied health clinician, supervisor and leader with over 23 years' experience. Read on below to find out more about Natalie and MHFA™ training.
"Anyone can have a conversation that may save a life. Everyone should know how."
Natalie Jack Licensed MHFA™ Instructor, Supervisor & Mental Health Clinician
Natalie is an allied health professional with over 23 years of experience in the health sector in Australia and overseas. In particular, Natalie has spent many years working clinically in the general and forensic mental health space, both in Canada and Australia, and holds a Masters of Mental Health Science from Monash University.
Natalie runs her own business providing clinical supervision, supervision training and professional development to all health and helping professionals. Natalie has a passion for supporting health and other professionals and giving them the tools they need to thrive in their workplaces. Natalie provides workshops and training on supervision, self-care, ethics in practice, and of course, Mental Health First Aid. Natalie believes that all people, regardless of their industry, deserve support in the workplace, and to have access to training on mental health.
Natalie's training style is down to earth, compassionate, knowledgable and respectful, and she welcomes people from all backgrounds, nationalities, genders, orientations, industries and cultural groups into her training space. Every effort is made to create a safe and inclusive space for all people during training courses.
Natalie is happy to discuss the needs of your team, workplace, group or community organisation, and to plan a Mental Health First Aid training that suits you and your budget. Please get in touch to start the conversation - phone 0430 047 663 or email email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mental Health First Aid?
1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That means that every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. In fact, mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly.
We need more mental health literacy and support skills in the community to help catch more Australians experiencing mental health problems and troubled times.
This is where Mental Health First Aid training can help.
Mental Health First Aid skills based, early-intervention training programs mobilise and empower communities by equipping people with the knowledge and confidence to recognise, connect and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.
Anyone can have a conversation that may save a life. Everyone should know how.
How Can I Become An Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider)?
If you have completed an MHFA Course, you are eligible to complete an assessment, to become an Accredited MHFAider. The assessment is a short, online quiz that includes multiple choice and true/false questions.
Once you pass the assessment, you receive a digital Accreditation Certificate. Accreditation is valid for 3 years from the date of your MHFA course, and is renewed by completing a short MHFA Refresher Course.
How Much Does A MHFA Course Cost?
Pricing varies between courses and instructors, and depends on the location, whether the course is a public course, a workplace course or a funded course. All Licensed MHFA Instructors set their own fees, as part of their own business practices. Natalie tries to keep costs for participants as low as possible, and usually charges around $300 per person, which includes the two days of training, morning and afternoon teas, and a hard copy of the MHFA Manual.
How Long Does An MHFA Course Go For?
The Standard MHFA Course is a two day course, with 12 hours of content included. This can be done over two consecutive days, two days one week apart, or four half days each one week apart. Time for breaks is added in to each day of learning.
What Are The Benefits Of Being An Accredited MHFAider?
You can demonstrate that you have mental health first aid knowledge and skills. You are eligible to be appointed as a Mental Health First Aid Officer in your workplace. You will receive a reminder in 3 years’ time when you are due to complete an MHFA Refresher Course.
Further FAQs can be viewed at https://mhfa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us