Jeffrey Smart Building, Level 6, Room 13, City West Campus
UniSA’s Wellbeing mission is to support our student community to achieve positive mental health and resilience by offering FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to student leaders. We want our students to be aware of how to take care of their own mental health and to be in the best possible position to support a fellow student who may be struggling or experiencing a mental health crisis.
This 12 hour accredited training offered over two days is sponsored by Bupa, UniSA’s Overseas Student Health Care provider. The course will be delivered by Rosie Bartlett, a MHFA Instructor from CareerBuilders Pty Ltd.
We are prioritising places for Mental Health 1st Aid training to student leaders in the following categories:
Members of UniSA’s batyr student executive
Higher degree research students
Elected student leaders within USASA (including regional campuses)
Study Pals, Uni mentors, PASS leaders and Academic Student Representatives across different programs
Student leaders in UniSA Experience +Plus leadership program and Community Connect
UniSA Sport leaders
What you will learn:
Skills to recognise the signs and symptoms of a mental health problem(s) in yourself or others
Knowledge of possible risk factors
Awareness of the evidence based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
Skills in how to give appropriate help and support to someone experiencing mental health problem(s)
Skills in how to respond if a crisis situation arises - including suicidal behaviours, panic attacks, stress reactions to trauma, severe psychotic episodes, or severe effects from drug and alcohol use.
Training dates and location:
Date: Day 1: Monday 15 July, 2019
Day 2: Monday 22 July, 2019
Time: 9am – 4.30pm both days
Location: Jeffrey Smart Building, Level 6, Room 13, City West Campus
Please note, to be considered for this training you must be available to attend both days. To express your interest in attending please email Carole Borlace, Student Engagement Unit at: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details about what area of student leadership you are in or if you are a higher degree by research student. You will be notified if you have been selected for registration five working days prior to the training.