11244NAT - Course in Mental Health Support for First Responders

Welcome to the Nationally Recognised Course in Mental Health Support for First Responders. This course is uniquely tailored to provide comprehensive education on mental health, fostering resilience and offering practical strategies for managing the mental health impacts of crisis response. 

This course has a ‘first responder’ focus but is suitable for any individual who wants to understand mental health challenges and learn how to offer support. What does it mean to be a first responder?… in reality, every individual has the potential to be a first responder. Most often this description is associated with professional individuals who have received specialised training in dealing with emergencies. The reality is that the first responder is often a bystander (someone like you and me), on an emergency scene, providing the very first few minutes of support.

Not only is this course nationally recognised, but it is also a concise and efficient short course that offers a practical solution for individuals seeking to understand the basics of or enhance their mental health support skills. Its streamlined format saves valuable time, allowing you to gain essential knowledge and skills without a significant time commitment. 

You will learn to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health concerns and respond effectively, providing crucial support until professional help is available.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

11244NAT - Course in Mental Health Support for First Responders
NAT11244001 - Develop knowledge of mental health support for first responders
NAT11244002 - Provide mental health support for first responders

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 6 Hours
Online with face-to-face assessment Face to Face contact time of at least 1 Hour 30 Mins

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • Communication skills sufficient to engage in effective dialogue, and understand complex concepts related to mental health

Online study options:  The online learning program can be found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, smart phone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online studies and practical assessment.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Practical task demonstrations:

  • Case Study: Demonstrate an understanding of mental health
  • Scenario 1 - Provide Support for a mental health concern
  • Scenario 2 - Provide Support for a mental health crisis

Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions. All questions must be completed.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909