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Join Pro Leaders for this 2-day workshop and ensure you have a Mental Health First Aider on your team, business or organisation.

WH&S is important for us all and it extends beyond the physical.

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.

In this Accredited MHFA course, you will learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Over the 2 days you will discover:

  • how to identify various mental health issues
  • options to assist adults who are developing or experiencing a mental health problem
  • how to respond when someones says they “R Not OK”

Participants who complete the course can take the online Accreditation Assessment in order to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider, valid for 3 years.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Donna Kirk

Donna Kirk

As a marketing & communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience working with people across a range of industry and professions, Donna is keenly aware of the challenges the pressures & stress that can impact business owners, employers and employees. Our lives can be consumed by work, family, lack of time, money issues and community challenges such as Covid, Bushfires and natural disasters. With so many challenges, its easy to understand how difficult it might be for some people to maintain that sense of mental wellness all of the time.

Drawing on many years working voluntarily in the disability & health sector, as well as training & teaching business owners & managers in marketing, PR and business development, Donna brings practical experience and connections to each workshop.

“I am passionate about removing the stigma of mental illness through applied knowledge & understanding – a Mental Health First Aider on staff is vital.”

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Pro Leaders Academy delivers a range of qualification and short course programs including Mental Health First Aid at our centrally based campus in Belconnen Canberra.

– CBR paid parking within 5min walk and on main bus route

– Fully catered courses

– Covid safe venue

– all materials provided including MHFA Manual

– for 10 or more people, we can come to you

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