Why Mental Health First Aid trainers should have a tertiary background in mental health
During a MHFA course, mental health trainers must often manage previous experiences of participants. All Premium Health trainers have a tertiary background in mental health so they can provide the best support for those learning to care for others.
In recent decades, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has emerged as a valuable course to support people experiencing common mental health challenges. But how qualified are those undertaking the training?
At Premium Health, conversations with our participants often reveal that they have already experienced situations where Mental Health First Aid training would have provided essential assistance.
Establishing mental health champions requires superior professional development. Premium Health’s qualified mental health trainers create an optimum environment for learning and deepening awareness around these often-nuanced issues.
As we all move beyond basic mental health awareness into mental health literacy, organisations are realising the benefits of these strategies on factors such as absenteeism and increased employee presenteeism.
Our industry-leading mental health training is supported by peer discussion and reflection, offering practical experience and engagement. However, these valuable discussions can be emotionally challenging for participants as histories emerge and important conversations take place.
Premium Health’s mental health trainers have a tertiary background in mental health so they can provide the best support for those learning to care for others. Our staff ensure that your mental health champions can approach MHFA with the confidence and poise required to benefit and strengthen mental health in your workplace.
Talk to us at Premium Health. We’ll help you select the delivery method best suited for your future mental health champions and your organisation.