Mental Health First Aid


This 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course is aimed at adults (18 years and over) within the Surf Life Saving community, as well as the general community.

It provides information for initial support to adults who are developing mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The topics that will be covered vary from course to course, as it is developed to cover the more relevant topics to what we may encounter on the beach, as well as what we may encounter in our workplaces.

Topics include but not limited to

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems

Mental Health Crisis Situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

The course curriculum is based on the Mental Health Guidelines and is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Methods of Delivery and Course Duration

Course comprises of two days 9am - 3pm each day.