Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. As the most accessible health professionals, community pharmacists and community pharmacy staff will, at times, need to provide care to people who are experiencing a mental health issue.

Why Mental Health First Aid Training? 

There are many reasons why people need Mental Health First Aid: Mental health problems are common There is stigma associated with mental health problems Many people do not recognise mental health problems Professional help is not always available Many people do not know how to help

Course Content

The course covers helping adults in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems.

Crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal behaviours
  • Acute stress reaction
  • Panic attacks
  • Acute psychotic behavior

Mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

This course will be held in the Victorian Branch Boardroom, Hawthorn. Both sessions need to be attended.

This course is delivered by Denise Warmington who is accredited to deliver this course.

CPD Credits

This activity has been accredited for 24 CPD credits of Group 2 activity suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Accreditation number: CX110058

Course Fees

Guild Members: $345 per person

Non Guild Members: $495 per person

Upcoming Course Dates