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Mental Health

Mental Health and Wellness is a topic that affects everyone. Understanding its importance in our society is the first crucial step. Real Response is able to offer both nationally accredited and tailored courses that cover all aspects of Mental Health. These include courses on improving your own mental health, and helping those around you.  Standard, Teen and Youth MHFA. Mental Health in the Workplace.

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Suicide and Self-Injury Awareness

A 4-hour course that focuses on why people self-injure, how to assess someone for self-injury tendencies, how to start the conversation with an at-risk person, and connecting with professional help

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Mental Health in the Workplace

A 2-hour webinar focusing on what mental wellness looks like, how to build it, developing awareness on the impacts it has, and where to go for help.

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Teen Mental Health First Aid

A 3.5 hour course that teaches high school students (years 10-12) how to provide mental health first aid to their peers.

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Who are the Real Response trainers?

Our qualified instructors are world-class legends. They’re paramedics, firemen, critical care nurses and former military. These are people who know how to think on their feet and will teach you to do the same. Our trainers want you to be involved, ask questions and have a go. Great effort and planning is taken to ensure an inclusive, safe and non-intimidating learning environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health FAQs

Are the Mental Health Courses accredited?

Yes, we offer mental health courses that are accredited through Mental Health First Aid Australia.

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The type of Mental Health course I’m looking for isn’t on your website. Does that mean you don’t offer it?

Not necessarily. If you have a course in mind, we will be happy to have a conversation about tailoring a course to your needs. You can call us on 1300 471 296 to discuss.

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Can all your courses be delivered online?

No, only some. When you visit the specific webpages, you will see which are available for online delivery.

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I have had a difficult experience involving mental illness. Will this course be triggering?

Our trainers are empathetic to everyone’s personal experiences and make sure that participants feel comfortable and safe during every aspect of the course. If you let them know what topics are difficult for you, they will be able to adjust and ensure to not overwhelm you.

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How to choose a course?

Think of first aid training as a toolbox for life. The more training you complete, the more tools you will have in your toolbox. The more tools in your toolbox, the more you have to draw upon should you ever be faced with a real-life emergency. A great way to get your toolbox started is to think about why you want to complete first aid training. This will help determine what skills you may like to acquire first. There are many reasons why people complete first aid training. It could be to create a safer workplace at home or school or just to have the ability to help others. Your reasons can, and most likely will, change over time – and that’s OK! You can always add to your toolbox.

Want to know more about Real Response training sessions?

Real Response training is conducted in groups. This can be our Melbourne First Aid Course Venue, the Sydney First Aid Course Venue, or the Perth First Aid Course Venue. Alternatively we can come to your location. If you’re looking at first aid training for staff for xample, this is an easy option – no travel required.

Over the duration of the course you will take part in a series of ‘simulated’ emergency situations where you will be guided to respond effectively. Our priority is to ensure everyone in the group leaves feeling confident that they could apply first aid should they ever need to. We encourage team learning, problem solving and participation.

One other thing, while we don’t think emergencies are a laughing matter, we definitely don’t shy away from making training sessions as engaging and enjoyable as possible.

Why choose Real Response?

There’s a reason why Real Response receives on-going endorsements, industry and peer acknowledgement and positive reviews from graduates. Our dedication to delivering world- class first aid training is paramount. We truly want every student to engage, enjoy and learn from their experience with us. We understand that choosing a first aid trainer provider requires trust, and we want you to always feel like you’re in safe hands.

This first aid course covers the basic essential skills of first aid
which every person should have. Students will leave with the
confidence, techniques and knowledge to deal with some of
the most serious acute medical conditions that they may face
in emergency situations. The course includes:

  • Elements taught in Perform CPR
  • Anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Shock and anaphylaxis CPR
  • Management of bleeding
  • Bandages

Our First Aid Course Options

Real Response offers a range of onsite courses to help and benefit organisations prepare their staff and processes to deal with emergency situations. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 45022), Real Response is able to provide a range of Nationally Accredited courses and also a number of non-accredited courses. We hold our training programs in all locations across Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

All of the training programs, whether accredited or nonaccredited, incorporate the unique, award winning, principled, simulation based methodology. The first aid training courses revolve around simulations of medical emergencies which are simulated using a wide range of props and tools. Including: Fake blood, fake wounds, smoke, sound effects, fake smells, role playing, dress-ups, simulated calls to 000 and a lot more.

Our First Aid Trainers

In addition all of the courses are facilitated by experienced emergency response personnel. Our instructors are either, paramedics, firemen, policemen, ex-military or nurses. This ensures that the training is being delivered by someone who has significant real work experience and a deep understanding of what it is like to face an emergency situation.

The Three Levels Of First Aid Training Courses

The most basic accredited first aid training course of all the levels is Provide CPR HLTAID001. It provides participants with the competence to deal with an unresponsive, unconscious person and to provide basic emergency life support until further help arrives.

The industry standard in first aid training is Provide First Aid HLTAID003. It is still commonly refereed to by its previous names, Level 2 First Aid and Senior First Aid. The training covers the basics of first aid. It not only provides a thorough overview of basic life support by incorporating the course Provide CPR HLTAID001, but it also provides skills, techniques and knowledge to deal with a whole range of potential issues. Such as: burns, fractures, anaphylaxis, asthma, bleeding, choking and much more. Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) is the course which is listed in the Work Safe Code of Practice as the standard for most workplaces.

Higher risk workplaces and organisations need to complete more advanced courses such as Provide Advanced First Aid HLTAID006. In addition to incorporating all the aforementioned courses and classes, this 3 day first aid training course also covers emergency childbirth, spinal immobilization with backboards, providing CPR with a bag-valve-mask, drug overdoses and a few other specialised topics. Real Response also runs nine tailored simulations throughout the course. There is also an option to incorporate HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation into these three days which covers oxygen, advanced airways and oxygen saturation measurements.

Non-Accredited First Aid Training Courses Available

Real Response also offers a range of best non accredited first aid courses. Most noteable tactical first aid otherwise known as ‘an introduction to tactical medicine’. RFA’s team is made up of several ex military paramedics, medics and those who have worked in high risk areas throughout the world. The expertise of these staff have allowed RFA to develop this unique course that meets the demands of anyone working in an environment at a heightened risk of security related incidents such as police, security guards and event staff.

Terrorism, although rare in Australia is a threat, and this course ensures that students leave with the skills to manage a major incident. The main topics in this first aid training course are leadership within a major incident, importance of first aid, management of severe bleeding from gun shots, stabbing and bomb blasts, triage and the use of a range of commercially available and improvised bandages and tourniquets.

Our innovative style of first aid training ensures that students get the importance of training, leave courses with not only a deep understanding and knowledge of the relevant content, but also with the skills and confidence to deal with the adrenaline, stress and distractions that occur when facing a medical emergency.

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