Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health illness is one of Australia’s biggest disease burdens after cancer and heart disease and in any given year it effects 1 in 5 Adults.
You may know someone, a family member, a work colleague, a neighbour, a friend, who appears confused and not quite themselves of late, or know someone you think may be having suicidal thoughts.
CATES Training empowers you with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to help those who need the help most when they are experiencing mental health problems either in the workplace or within their personal lives.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches Managers, Support Workers, Case Workers, Teachers and Members of the Public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem, exhibiting confused behaviour or in a mental health crisis.
MHFA is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
MHFA is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
MHFA training guides you through ALGEE; a 5 step action plan approach to help you effectively manage the above issues as a mental health first aider.
Mental Health First Aid Training for you, your staff or management. Learn how to help yourself, friends or love ones experiencing Mental Health issues. CATES Training empowers you with the knowledge and confidence to help those who need the help most.
Kate Erne is the founder of Community Awareness Training & Education Services (C.A.T.E.S). Kate is a highly creative and energetic accredited Master level Mental Health First Aid trainer with 22 years of teaching, training and education experience within tertiary colleges, schools, Disability Employment Services (Mental Health) and Community Service settings within Australia and the UK.
Kate has a Master of Education, Bachelor of Primary Education and a Diploma in Training and Assessment and combined with her experience working in these fields in particular Disability Employment Services specialising in Mental Health she has successfully grown CATES Training.
CATES Training have presented a variety of courses to workplaces within Australia and the UK and have the ability to adapt the learning experience to suit a wide range of audiences. We also provide keynote local Community Service speakers to talk about the services they provide to the community. Also spirited people with lived experience of mental illness are given the opportunity to tell their story in their own words to those attending Mental Health First Aid courses.
CATES Training offers a service that provides flexible and professional training in a personable, interactive an engaging manner leaving you with a lasting impression to want to learn more.
Good Mental Health and Wellbeing really does matter and is a key factor in keeping a happy and productive workforce. Our Community Courses can assist your Organisation in maintaining a positive outlook for your staff.
We engage with other community services such as, Brain Injury Australia (BIA), Minimising of Suicide Harm (MOSH), Community Accommodation & Respite Agency (CARA), South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (SANDAS), Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide (UCWPA), Diamond Clubhouse SA, all of which, have presented frequently at CATES workshops. This cohesive approach underpins and supports course content of the Mental Health First Aid and Tailored workshops.
…We consistently receive positive feedback from staff who attend these courses… CARA, one of South Australia’s largest disability-service organisations, has many staff undertake the Mental Health First Aid course training with CATES. “We invest in training with CATES because we know our appropriately-trained staff will have a positive influence on the wellbeing of our customers – the children and adults with disability we support. We consistently receive positive feedback from staff who attend these courses and will continue to use CATES for this training.”
Kate’s courses are delivered professionally but with a human element.. “One of Kate’s courses was MHFA which I attended. Kate’s presentation looked at mental health problems we have in today’s society, at all different angles and only recently I had to use my skills taught to me to help save a life. Kate’s courses are delivered professionally but with a human element to which helps students understand the course material with a splash of humour. I have no hesitation in recommending any of Kate’s courses for people to attend as they are very relevant to the current mental health concerns.”
Kate Erne provided valuable and insightful training to our team at disAbility Living. Colleagues have shared feedback indicating confidence in handling challenging situations and having awareness in detecting concerning behavioural patterns at an early stage. This training is helpful to every person regardless of their role within an organisation.