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Mental Health First Aid

1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That means that every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. In fact, mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly.

We need more mental health literacy and support skills in the community to help catch more Australians experiencing mental health problems and troubled times.

This is where Mental Health First Aid training can help.

Mental Health First Aid skills based, early-intervention training programs mobilise and empower communities by equipping people with the knowledge and confidence to recognise, connect and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

Anyone can have a conversation that may save a life. Everyone should know how.


Jane Rushton


Jane Rushton Live offers a range of comprehensive skills based courses are based on guidelines developed through the expert people with lived experience of mental health problems and mental health professional herself.

Janes courses teach participants a guideline to see signs and symptoms of mental health literacy and teach the practical skills needed to support someone experiencing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Mental Health First Aid training course participants also learn about the types of help and supports available and how to help someone access the support they need.

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