- 17 Apr 2020
- Knowledge Bank
Legal Industry Mental Health First Aid Training
We are working with MHFA Australia and legalsuper to bring our blended training program online.
Please continue to register your interest in this training program here.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic looking after our own mental health and the mental health of those around us has never been more important.
ALPMA has dedicated Mental Health Resources page.
Through ALPMA, and thanks to the support of legalsuper, everyone can now access Mental Health First Aid Australia’s (MHFA) blended MHFA training course that has been specifically tailored to legal workplaces. This course is a combination of an online (eLearning) component and a 4-5-hour face-to-face training session that teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Within the general community there is a high prevalence of mental illness with 1 in 5 people suffering in the workplace however, there is an even higher incidence in the legal workplace with 1 in 3 lawyers, at any one stage, suffering depression, high anxiety and stress.
Early recognition of signs and symptoms can lead to a return to usual performance quickly and can alleviate the problems worsening.
Would you know how to assist a co-worker who is experiencing a mental health problem?
It’s important that you learn but it is equally as important that multiple people within your firm learn and know how to assist too. MHFA training should be encouraged across seniority, departments and genders to ensure diversity of support.
The E-Learning Component Covers:
The 4-5 hour Face-to-Face Component Covers:
Developing mental health problems:
Learn how to:
Mental health crises:
How to Enrol
1. Register and pay below for one of our upcoming and available training timeslots. Check back regularly as new timeslots will open as interest is received. If a suitable time is not available in your state, please contact us to register your interest.
2. Once registered you will be sent instructions on how to access and complete the online training component.
3. Complete the online training course prior to attending and completing the face-to-face training.
4. You are now a qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.
ALPMA AIM : 20% by 2020
20% of our members qualified as Mental Health First Aiders by the end of 2020.
Can't find a course in your state below?
Minimum numbers are required for each state face-to-face training session, so to help us co-ordinate these state sessions please register your interest by completing an Expression of Interest.
Firm training and corporate rates are also available.
Every effort will be made to deliver this program at a reasonable cost, however pricing is subject to change depending on the location.
ALPMA Partners are welcome to also complete this training.
Please email us for more information.