WHY: One in every five Australians aged 16-85 experience some form of mental illness in any year.
COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. Everyone in the community can play a role in early intervention to support a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

HOW: The knowledge and skills and how to provide initial assistance can be acquired by doing a Mental Health First Aid Course.

WHAT: The standard mental health first aid course will be presented as a 12-hour blended course. This course teaches the skills to help a person developing depression, troublesome anxiety, psychosis and substance use problems or a person who may be in a mental health crisis such as feeling suicidal or having a panic attack.
WHO: This course will be taught by Betty Kitchener AM, co-founder of the program, and former CEO of Mental First Aid International. The standard course is suitable for any adult but will be particularly relevant to members of service clubs and people working in human service roles.

WHERE: Online – this will be delivered as a blended e-Learning program.
Component 1 is an e-Learning course (5-7 hours). Component 2 is conducted via Zoom in 2 x 3 hours on two consecutive Saturdays:

WHEN: Saturday, 4th & 11th December 2021 from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day.

INVESTMENT: A heavily discounted rate of $200 per participant.
All proceeds towards research in mental health.

DEADLINE: Register on or before 15th November 2021 as places are limited to 15.

CONTACT PERSONS: Freemasons: WBro. Richard Skinner – skinner.rd@gmail.com ph: 0417320376
Rotarians: Suresh Marcandan – suresh@stellamarisinternational.com ph:0448838838