Mental Health First Aid for Creative Industry


About the Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, co-worker or other person who is experiencing mental health problems. MHFA courses will teach you how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis. You’ll learn how to help someone to access the support they might need for the successful management of symptoms as part of their recovery journey. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing support through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.

What’s more, you’ll be able to actively reduce stigma in your community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness. Mental Health in Creative Industry is a growing and pressing issue.

Attendance includes a MHFA Manual, Certificate of Attendance and a short assessment to obtain MHFA accreditation. There is no prerequisite required.

Standard 12 hour Mental Health First Aid

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

The course runs over two consecutive days, with tea and morning tea provided.

We offer Workplaces and Teams the option of Blended Learning, where participants engage in online modules and then attend just a half day of face to face training. Email for more information.

Rumpus is a creative social enterprise that uses purposeful play and creativity as tools to build, unlock and strengthen communities and workplaces. From large scale creative retreats, to small and nimble art classes and skillshare events, MakeShift: Creativity on Prescription program for mental health, and Corporate Workplace Creative Experiences, Rumpus is the ideal provider to deliver Mental Health First Aid to creatives and creative industry professionals. We work with, and support, artists and creative practitioners every day. We understand the challenges of the sector, and of the lifestyle and flux that being a creative practitioner brings.

How To Apply



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