MHCTas and an accredited trainer are delivering Mental Health First Aid training at the Bridgewater Library on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th of October 2018. Participants are required to attend both days from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The two day course is an opportunity for you to learn more about how you can support your care recipient who is developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants who complete the training are eligible to complete an online accreditation assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
The training is fully funded by Department of Health and Human Services for unpaid carers of people with mental ill health.
An unpaid mental health carer can support someone in some of the following ways:
- you might be the support person when a person goes into hospital or attends medical appointments
- care for someone in your own home or in your care recipient’s home
- you might listen to your care recipient’s concerns in an unpaid role
- a carer might increase their care when needed and take a step back to support a person’s independence
- Take them shopping or help with daily tasks
- Help out with unpaid childcare
Places are limited to a maximum of 15 people and a minimum of 6 participants.
There may be placements available for students, volunteers or paid employees of organisations/businesses at a subsidised rate of $110 per participant but first priority is given to unpaid mental health carers.