Mental Health First Aid - workshop 1 & 2
Time & Location
About the Event
This Mental Health First Aid course is delivered over two full day sessions:
- Wednesday 22nd July
- Wednesday 29th July
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is available for any front line staff and volunteers working directly with the public.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
An increase in mental health problems is already being identified amongst those in our communities as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of the terrible bushfires at the start of 2020.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to provide initial support to 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.
We are extremely fortunate that this course is being delivered to our Network free of charge through our partnership with the Upper Hume Primary Care Partnership and the Community Resilience for Dry Conditions project. The course usually costs around $300 per participant.
This course is being delivered by Renee Murtagh. Renee is a Mental Health Nurse at Albury Wodonga Health and has worked in Inpatient Units, Crisis Assessment Services, Community Outreach and Primary Mental Health Care over her 17 years of public mental health experience.
She has specialised in working with rural communities and individuals after natural disasters and provided psychological care and counselling to people through droughts, bushfires and now pandemics. She has a strong consumer focus and belief in community led recovery and enjoys working alongside communities to build resilience and mental health literacy.
Renee has been delivering MHFA courses since 2011 and is a Principal Master Instructor. She has delivered courses to community groups, farming groups, secondary students, healthcare workers, teachers - anyone who will listen!