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First Nations Mental Health First Aid Training 2024 - EOI

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) is making available 84 free training courses for First Nations people working within the primary health sector within our region.

First Nations People face greater barriers to employment, including a lack of access to high-quality and relevant training. These targeted training course positions will provide high quality and accessible training (online) for the accredited and certified Mental Health First Aid course delivered by Mental Health Partners.

The course has been culturally adapted for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and is taught by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Instructors. Participants will learn first aid skills for helping indigenous people experiencing a mental health crisis, mental health problems or the early stages of mental illness.

Upon completing the training, participants will receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aid Officer, valid for three years.

An Expression of Interest for 84 Mental Health First Aid training courses will be made available through the Smarty Grants platform. We will invite expressions of interest (EOI) from First Nations people currently employed in the primary care sector.

The Mental Health First Aid training course will consist of approx. 7-8 hours of pre-workshop course work to be completed prior to completion of 2 x 2.5-hour online workshops over 2 days (both workshops and pre-course work are compulsory).

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and identify as a First Nations person.

Please read the full guidelines before applying.

First Nations Mental health First Aid Training EOI Guidelines 4

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