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Cyclone and flood recovery support and initiatives

Cyclone Gabrielle continues to impact the Hawke’s Bay and the effects will be long-lasting.

Critical infrastructure repairs are a top priority, but the damage wrought by the cyclone is not just physical – the mental health and wellbeing of business owners, employees and the broader community cannot be understated.

Upcoming Courses

11-12 July 2032, 9am-12pm
Member: $545 +GST
Non-member: $595 +GST

25-26 July 2023, 9am-4pm
Member: $800 +GST
Non-member: $880 +GST

Book your seat today.

All courses include workshop manual. In-person courses also include arrival tea or coffee and morning tea.

Workshop Overview

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to an individual in the early stages of or developing a mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, or substance misuse. MHFA also teaches techniques for initial responder care for those in a mental health crisis including panic attacks, chronic anxiety, predisposition to self-injury and aggressive behaviour. 

Learning Outcomes for Attendees

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.

Participant’s Takeaway

  • A MHFA Certificate stating you are an accredited MHFAider (valid for 3 years).
  • A MHFA Manual with 203 pages of course information and resources.
  • A Resources Toolkit with conversation starters and links to relevant NZ services.
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This course is offered in partnership with HumanEX 


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General contact

04 473 7224
Postal Address
PO Box 1087
Wellington 6140
Head Office:
Level 7, JacksonStone House
3-11 Hunter Street
Wellington 6011