Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in training programs provided by the Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA).
The 12-hour first edition Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been culturally adapted and translated for the Vietnamese community within Australia and taught by Vietnamese Instructors who are also accredited to teach the Standard MHFA Course.
What the course covers
The 12-hour Vietnamese MHFA course teaches adults how to provide initial support to people who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Mental health first aid culturally appropriate interventions for Vietnamese communities within Australia.
Ongoing mental illnesses such as:
- Anxiety disorder
- Gradual onset psychosis
- Substance misuse
Mental health crisis situations such as:
- Suicidal behaviour/thoughts
- Panic attack/Acute stress reaction
- Acute psychotic behaviour
How to Arrange a Course
You can contact a Vietnamese MHFA Instructor directly to arrange a course. Most instructors are willing to travel but need expenses covered. There are 6 Vietnamese Instructors located in NSW and Victoria.
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Fees are set by each individual instructor. Your local instructor can inform you of their fees or these may be listed for advertised courses.
Read our help section for Frequently Asked Questions.