First Aid for Mental Health

Look out for yourself and others.

Learn how to recognise the signs of mental health issues – in others and yourself – with the St John WA First Aid for Mental Health Course.

Practise reaching out to colleagues, friends and family with this one-day course and learn how to provide support for them or yourself in a mental health crisis. Our mental health training course will help you build your knowledge and understanding about stress, depression, anxiety and suicide, and learn the importance of the crucial first steps in helping someone to seek professional ongoing care.

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Workplace Mental Health

Mental illness is now the leading cause of sickness absence and long-term work incapacity in the developed world and costs Australian workplaces an estimated $10.9* billion a year.

Anyone who manages people or is responsible for a team should learn these essential skills. We also encourage organisations to train all their employees to learn how to support one another.

The St John mental health first aid training course can be conducted in workplaces across Perth and WA for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 people.


Mental Health Training WA


Topics covered in the course


Understanding mental health

  • What is mental health?
  • Breaking down the barriers to mental health
  • Mental health - it's about mind, body, and lifestyle
  • Physical health first aid vs mental health first aid


Building mental health knowledge

  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and suicidality
  • How do these signs and symptoms affect people?
  • Understand how to help someone from a first aid perspective


Putting first aid for mental health into practise

  • When to know when first aid is required (timing)
  • What you can do
  • How you can help
  • Effective communication, knowing what to say


Taking care of yourself

  • Self-help techniques
  • Mindfulness/relaxation
  • Stabilisation techniques
  • Mind hacks


Course Booking


Individual Booking

The First Aid for Mental Health course is designed for everyone - On the day you'll learn the importance of mental health at home, work and everyday life.

Course price: $195 per person

Course duration: 1 day (9am - 4:30pm)





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