MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GAMBLING
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.
The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Gambling is considered to be a speciality course with a duration of 4 hours.
This course will teach you about the risk factors, signs, symptoms and motivations of gambling problems, how to approach someone about their gambling problems, how relapse might affect someone with gambling problems, and how to manage your own self-care.
You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Note: This is not a therapy or support group.
For more resources specific to supporting someone through a gambling problem visit the Gamble Aware website.
A full 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid face-to-face course or a Blended Online Mental Health First Aid course is highly recommended as this will compliment and consolidate further learnings regarding this speciality area. This speciality course should not be used as a substitute for the full 2-day course or equivalent blended online course.
MHFA Training Outcomes:
Increases mental health literacy
Increases confidence in providing mental health first aid
Decreases stigmatising attitudes
Increases the support provided to others
Focused Mental Education
PO Box 7370
NSW 2567 Australia
02 8044 3365
0421 878 179