Mental Health First Aid – our cost-effective blended online option
Premium Health has always been known for the quality of our facilitators in the delivery of accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses, and as your premium partner in delivering MHFA courses we're still striving to ensure the best result for your business and people.
Mental Health First Aid is a globally-recognised program, with over four million individuals trained across 24 countries. But the key challenge to wider implementation of MHFA programs has been the time investment required for the training – traditionally two full face-to-face training days.
Premium Health have addressed this with our new blended online option – self-paced online learning followed by two 2.5hr trainer-facilitated virtual classroom workshops.
This new mode of learning allows for greater program participation, and has also provided the opportunity for significant savings for organisations: minimising the employee backfill cost, as well as reducing the trainer-facilitated workshop time.
Organisations can save over $9,000 per MHFA blended online option for 12 participants, versus the traditional two day face-to-face format.
Importantly, Premium Health’s mental health training team have tertiary backgrounds in mental health, post-grad qualifications in mental health, or are experienced counsellors. We see this experience as critical in our training, as many participants undertaking Mental Health First Aid courses may have experienced mental health issues – or know of someone close to them who has. This brings a range of reactions into the program that inexperienced or less qualified trainers may struggle to deal with effectively.
If you’re considering Mental Health First Aid training for your organisation talk to Premium Health first. Our professional team will assist you in deciding the best options for you, and your workplace.