Rare Voices Australia (RVA) is working with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia to offer RVA Partner organisations the opportunity to train one leader in their organisation as a MHFA Officer.
One aim of this project is to build the capacity of rare disease organisations to provide wellbeing and mental health support to their rare disease community. This aligns with Action 2.5.3 of the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases (the Action Plan). This initiative is funded through the Rare Disease Awareness, Education, Support, and Training (RArEST) Project. Read more background information here.
MHFA training dates for September to November 2022 are now open. These sessions are open to representatives from RVA Partner organisations only. RVA will cover the cost of the MHFA course, which will be delivered in an online format. This includes a hard copy of the MHFA manual that will be mailed to participants.
Sessions will run on:
- Wednesday 7 September and 14 September 2022 from 9.30am to 12.30pm AEST – RSVP by Wednesday 31 August
- Friday 21 October and 28 October 2022 from 12pm to 3pm AEST – RSVP by Friday 14 October
- Tuesday 15 November and 22 November 2022 from 6pm to 9pm AEST – RSVP by Tuesday 8 November
Please take the time to read what is involved, who is eligible to participate in this training and the commitment you are making before registering. Click through for more information.
If you or a member of your organisation is interested in participating, please complete this form. We thank the RVA Partner representatives who have already participated in this training.