As part of the Stay Afloat Pilot Program accredited Mental Health First Aid courses are available for commercial seafood communities nationwide. The 2-day course is available to all members of the commercial seafood community, including adult family members and friends, and will be hosted in key seafood communities around the country.
Here at Stay Afloat, we have worked hard to ensure the language and examples used in the course are relevant to industry, and the trainers have been hand picked and inducted ensuring they understand the particular needs of each local fishing community.
Approximately 1-in-5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and how to help someone in need are important skills. Many of us feel uncomfortable and unprepared when we think about starting a conversation with someone we are concerned about. At a Stay Afloat Mental Health First Aid course you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Mental Health First Aid Courses
May 4-5 – Sydney Fish Market, New South Wales
May 10-11 – Port Lincoln, South Australia
May 13-14 Streaky Bay, South Australia
May 17-18 – Hobart, Tasmania
More dates to be announced soon
About Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Our core work is to develop MHFA courses, and train Instructors to deliver these courses to their communities or workplaces. MHFA courses are delivered across Australia and internationally. MHFA courses teach members of the public how to provide initial help to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.