Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers - PDC54064


Mixed Mode, Online


4 hours

This online Short Course will provide an overview of mental health issues in Australia and outlines the first response when encountering a person with a mental health problem, or experiencing a traumatic event or crisis. The course will outline appropriate strategies for the first responder to use in managing the situation until professional help is available.

This course can also be undertaken in a face to face workshop for groups of six or more participants by negotiation.

The fee for this short course will be $90.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Modes: Mixed Mode, Online
Duration: 4 hours
  1. Outline the incidence and causes of mental health conditions in Australia
  2. Describe the appropriate response strategies recommended as a first responder when managing a person in crisis
  3. Understand methods of managing the person once a crisis has desescalated
  4. Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health and/or fitness profession.

This course provides Professional Development for health and/or fitness professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

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