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Want to help the mental health of your community?

A mental health first aid course is now available, courtesy of the South Gippsland Division of General Practice, GPA South Gippsland.

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour course which teaches first aid skills for mental health crisis situations and the early stages of mental health problems.  It is designed to give members of the public some skills to help someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis situation. The philosophy behind the course is that mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention with people developing mental disorders. If crises do arise, then members of the public can take action to reduce the harms that could result.


General Practice Alliance South Gippsland

11 Williams Street, Inverloch (opposite the Bendigo Bank)


9.30 am – 4 pm on Thursday 17th and 24th March 2011


$120.  Please send payment PRIOR to the course.  Cheques can be made payable to GPA South Gippsland – or an invoice can be send to your organisation

Morning tea, lunch, manuals and all handouts and resources are included.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.  Please notify special dietary requirements.

RSVP:  Friday March 11 2011 to 5674 0900 or e-mail:  [email protected]