Fiona Croswell, ALPMA
Through ALPMA, and thanks to legalsuper, you can now access Mental Health First Aid Australia’s (MHFA) blended MHFA training course that has been tailored to legal industry. Currently this course is only available for Australians.
This course is a combination of an online (eLearning) component (approx 6-8 hours to complete) and 2 x 2.5-hour online (via Zoom) training session that teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who might be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Within the general community there is a high prevalence of mental illness with 1 in 5 people suffering a mental health problem in any given year, however there is an even higher prevalence within the legal sector with 1 in 3 people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year. This might include (but is not limited to) depression, anxiety, substance abuse or stress, at a level that is considered unhealthy. Early recognition of signs and symptoms can lead to a return to usual performance quickly and can alleviate the problem worsening.
Would you know how to assist a co-worker who was experiencing a mental health problem?
It’s important that you do, but it is equally as important that multiple people within your firm know how to assist too. MHFA Training should be encouraged across seniority, departments and genders to ensure diversity of support.
The 6-8 hour eLearning component of the program will cover:
Developing mental health problems:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
- Eating disorders
Mental health crises:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours
The 2 x 2.5 hour virtual workshop component covers:
- Learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees and co-workers
- Understand risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
- Learn how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE
Tickets are limited to 15 people and will sell fast! Secure your spot today!
For more details about the MHFA offerings, here.
A forfeit of registration fees applies with less than two weeks’ notice of registration cancellation. Please see Payment & Cancellation policy for more details. If you wish to reschedule to a later date you are required to provide two weeks’ notice for no additional cost to be incurred. We are unable to refund your course fees if you cancel and provide less than two weeks’ notice. If you wish to transfer to an alternate date and provide less than two weeks’ notice, you will be charged $100 administration fee.