Congratulations to the 20 community members pictured below who completed the 2-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course on 10 September!
Delivered by Bec Thomas from Rising Kind, Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania is offering this training in partnership with the Salvation Army Glenorchy Corp who is kindly providing the venue in kind, with funding support from the Tasmanian Government Community Support Levy grant program.
Participants included representatives from the Salvation Army, Workskills, Mission Australia Housing, Goodwood Community Centre, New Chapter Support, Glenorchy City Lions Club, as well as individual members of the Glenorchy community, all eligible to receive a three year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider. Feedback from participants completing this first of nine courses was very positive, including:
“Amazing!! Highly recommend to others to undertake, giving confidence to approach and be a first responder to someone who may be suffering a mental illness. So very fortunate also to be offered this course at such a very low cost to the participant.”
“I hope that everyone has the opportunity to do this course. I have learnt skills that will almost definitely be used several times in my life and the skills are transferrable between professional and personal environments.”
“Amazing course, very educational on very relevant subject!”
Three more courses scheduled for 2020 are now fully booked. And another 5 courses will be scheduled for 2021 – keep an eye out for dates to be revealed soon.
Like CPR for the mind! The knowledge and skills learned through MHFA training can change and save lives.