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    Health, Training, Youth

    Mental Health First Aid Workshop

    17 November 2024 - 24 November 2024

    Become a Mental Health First Aider to support friends, family members, colleagues and others.

    This two-day event is the starting requirement to obtain a Standard Mental Health First Aid training certificate.

    The training, developed by MHFA Australia and taught by expert Leo Barreto, is delivered over two Sundays, and equips the attendee with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support family members, friends, co-workers, other peers, and complete strangers through a mental health crisis. In a safe, judgement-free space, you can engage in in-depth discussions about how to approach people, how to most help them, and possibly even save a life simply by just having a conversation.

    The course covers a variety of topics and offers a new perspective on mental illnesses. With a high prevalence of mental health challenges, this training is of ever-growing importance.


    About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to teach people in your community.

    Course details

    • 17 November 2024
    • 24 November 2024
    • Times: 8:30am – 5:00pm
    • Facilitator: Leo Barreto

    Cost includes:

    • The Standard Mental Health First Aid Australia Handbook (4th Ed.)
    • Course resources and materials

    Cost excludes:

    • Lunch (both courses) – Option lunch ticket is an additional $20 for lunch on both Sundays

    You will learn to

    • Recognise common mental health problems
    • Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
    • Seek appropriate professional help, and
    • Respond in a crisis situation


    For more information contact the Health Department as [email protected].


    17 November 2024 - 24 November 2024







    Leo Barreto

    Leo has been a social worker for the past 20 years. He has worked in various clinical settings in the HIV, mental health and drug and alcohol sectors.

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