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100% Online Blended MHFA Community Courses

Course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The videoconferencing training allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in a group environment.

The course includes two course components:

Component 1

Self-paced Interactive eLearning

Module 1

  • Mental Health Problems in Malta
  • Mental Health First Aid

Module 2

  • Depression- Signs, symptoms, risk factors and interventions
  • MHFA Action Plan for Depression
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Module 3

  • Anxiety Problems- Signs, symptoms, risk factors and interventions
  • MHFA Action Plan for anxiety problems
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event

Module 4

  • Psychosis- Signs, symptoms, risk factors and interventions
  • The MHFA Action Plan for psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states

Module 5

  • Substance Use Problems- Signs, symptoms, risk factors and interventions
  • MHFA Action Plan for substance use problems
  • Crisis first aid for severe effects of substance use
  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour

Participants need to complete the necessary Component 1 modules to attend the instructor led videoconferencing sessions.

Component 2

Instructor led videoconferencing

Session 1

  • Ice breaker
  • Set up
  • Practice with Technology
  • Revision of eLearning Material
  • ALGEE Action Plan
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Suicide Action Plan
  • Scenario

Session 2

  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Practice Conversations
  • Debriefing
  • Self-Care: ideas on what your habits are and barriers to self-care.

Course Structure

 

Part 1

Completion of the modules on Moodle:

1. Introduction

2. Depression

3. Anxiety

4. Psychosis

5. Substance Use Problems

 

Part 2.1: 2.5 hours Live Videoconferencing Session 1

 

Part 2.2: 2.5 hours Live Videoconferencing Session 2

 

Central Region Committee

Richmond Foundation