Mental Health First Aid Training: Mandarin

Mental Health First Aid Training: Mandarin

Sat 20 August 2022 10:00-14:30


MONSU Student Rights + Support is offering FREE Mental Health First Aid Training to all Mandarin-speaking International Students enrolled at Monash University. 

Important Notice: This course will run over 3 sessions and will be delivered in Mandarin. 

Session 1: Saturday 20/8, 10am - 2:30pm.

Session 2: Saturday 27/8, 10am - 2:30pm.

Session 3: Saturday 3/9, 10am - 2:30pm.

All sessions include a 30 minute lunch break.

You must attend all sessions to receive your certification and accreditation. This course usually costs $300 to complete, however MONSU Student Rights + Support will cover this for you.

This online course will provide you with the opportunity to receive an accredited Mental Health First Aid certificate from Mental Health First Aid Australia upon successful completion of the course. 

You will learn how to assist adults and your friends who may be experiencing mental health problems or crisis, and how to assist those with mental health problems through practical and evidence-based action plans until professional help is received. This course will also benefit your study or placement skills throughout university and add experience to your resume. 

MONSU Student Rights + Support wants to encourage International Students that it's ok to seek help when feeling down and assist in breaking the stigma associated with mental health issues. If you would like to assist friends or peers, or want to learn more about a range of mental health issues and interventions, we highly encourage you to participate in this course. 

Content covered in the course includes:

- Prevalence of mental health problems

- Common mental health problems: depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use

- Mental health crisis behaviours: self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, aggressive behaviours and traumatic events

- Skills and techniques to support people encountering mental health issues or a crisis

Training will take place online with accredited trainer and counsellor, Ada Poon. By registering you will be sent a handbook as part of the training. This training will be delivered in Mandarin only. 

After these sessions, there will be an online assessment to complete the course. Students who score above 80% will obtain their certificate of accreditation which is valid for 3 years, and those who score less than 80% will obtain a certificate of completion. 

This course is free for students and funded by MONSU Student Rights + Support. Registrations close Wednesday, August 17 at Midday.