The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) course teaches members of the public (18 years and over) how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Topics include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems in communities, and mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The public course is 14 hours and is typically conducted over 2 days. Members of the public can also become an Accredited AMHFA course Instructor, through successfully completing the 5-day intensive Instructor training course.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Emergency services
- Education and community engagement
- Government Funded
- Evidence Based