Free Mental Health First Aid course for HE SoEd students

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The MHFA Course for Tertiary Students teaches students how to recognise symptoms of different mental health problems and crises, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and other supports.

Funding has been received from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide subsidised access to the eLearning component to tertiary students across 63 RMIT courses until June 2019, including all HE SoEd programs.

This online course is delivered via self-paced eLearning and will take students 6-8 hours to complete. Course participants will receive a 4th Edition Standard MHFA Manual in the mail and upon completion an electronic proof of completion document (PDF). Students can register here for the online course.

Students are then able to complete the courses face-to-face component, designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component. In this 4hr face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt. This component of the training is normally very costly, however, this year will be offered to RMIT students free of charge. The course will be offered in May in Bundoora and June at the City Campus.

Students can contact student.wellbeing@rmit.edu.au for more information, and to register their interest in the face-to-face training.

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