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Mental Health First Aid for Legal Professionals

Course ID WA210601_PSK1

  • Online
  • 5
  • Foundation
  • 5 CPD POINTS

Would you know how to assist a co-worker who was experiencing a mental health problem?

Within the general community, there is a high prevalence of mental illness. In Australia, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in any given year. Lawyers suffer from higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance use problems and stress than the general population.

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course provides you with the skills needed to recognise signs and symptoms of a mental health problem. You will also learn how to approach someone and have a conversation about mental health, and let them know what resources are available for them.  It is important that multiple people within your firm know how to assist.

With thanks to Legal Super, you can now access Mental Health First Aid Australia’s (MHFAA) blended MHFA training course that has been specifically tailored to legal workplaces.

This program is can also be delivered as in house training in your firm.

MHFA Training should be encouraged across seniority, departments and genders to ensure diversity of support.

Please note:

  • The workshops for this course will be held on *Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 16 June 2021 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm AEST each day.
    *Please note: Day 1 of this course on Monday 14 June is a Public Holiday.

  • You must complete the six-hour online (eLearning) component before attending the first workshop.

  • This course is being conducted from the College of Law’s VICTORIAN office and workshop times displayed above are local times.

  • The Instructor-led virtual sessions are live meetings conducted over the internet using video conferencing software. The Instructor needs to be able to see and hear you for you to participate in the training therefore access to a camera and a microphone for the duration of the session is mandatory.

If you are interested in providing training for your firm, contact us to coordinate everything from enrolment to completion. The course can be delivered on site in your offices or at our campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney.

For more information or please contact Michelle Nulty, Business Development Manager, The College of Law Victoria.

M: +61 490 497 124
E: mnulty@collaw.edu.au

All times listed for this course are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from, NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia.

 

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for attending this course.

Price

Full Price $295.00

Dates

Start date:

14 June 2021

End date:

16 June 2021

Time:

1:30 PM AEST - 4:00 PM

Location:

Online

Overview

This course is a combination of a six-hour online (eLearning) component and 2 x 2.5 hour follow-up virtual training sessions that teach managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The eLearning component of the program will cover:

  • Developing mental health problems:
  • Depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems and eating disorders

Mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use and aggressive behaviours.

Note: The e-learning component must be completed before to attending the first virtual workshop.

From the workshops component, you will:

  • Learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees and co-workers
  • Understand risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
  • Learn how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE

If you are interested in providing training for your firm, contact us to coordinate everything from enrolment to completion. The course can be delivered on site in your offices or at our campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney.

For more information or please contact Michelle Nulty, Business Development Manager, The College of Law Victoria.

M: +61 490 497 124
E: mnulty@collaw.edu.au


This initiative is proudly supported by:

 

Designed for

All lawyers and non legal staff working within a legal environment

 

CLAIMING CPD UNITS

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

 

Mandatories Covered

This course complies with the mandatory requirement of professional skills and practice management.

 

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

All of the College’s Mental Health First Aid Trainers have the following attributes:
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors
  • Experience delivering to legal professionals
  • Education experience
  • Are skilled facilitators with a passion for improving the mental health of their communities
  • A commitment to deliver professional, practical and engaging training

 

Filming and Photography

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