RESILIENCE FIRST AID

Training & Accreditation

Resilience First Aid focuses on building and promoting resilience as a means to prevent mental health issues and enhance overall well-being.

FACT: We are not born with resilience, we have to develop it – but most of us are not taught how to do this.

Resilience First Aid is a first-of-its-kind program that allows us as individuals and a society to move from crisis response to prevention. 

Rather than waiting until people need medical treatment, Resilience First Aid teaches people the skills to support each other in connecting and building good mental health proactively and reduce the development of mental illness altogether.

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What is Resilience First Aid?

Many people don’t realise how important mental health is until they or someone they know is suffering, but there are things we can do to spot this much earlier, or prevent it altogether

Resilience First Aid is about being proactive – it is a preventative approach to mental health. Learn how to build mental fitness through a practical strength-based approach.

RFA aims to equip individuals with skills and strategies to develop resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from adversity, cope with stress, and adapt to challenges. Resilience First Aid training includes teaching various techniques and practices to enhance their mental and emotional resilience, such as stress management, self-care, positive thinking, problem-solving, and social support.

This is a new approach to put trained mental health champions in place who actively boost the resilience and mental health in their communities and in themselves. The course does so by teaching an effective conversational method called the ALL Protocol, followed by a detailed understanding of the six domains of resilience, skills and functional features of each to notice in others, as well as practical language tools to have meaningful conversations.

Participants also learn self-care tools to build their capacity to sustainably support both themselves and others, avoiding burnout and compassion fatigue. Through a comprehensive integration of materials, resources and training, Resilience First Aid provides a unique and neuroscience-based approach to proactively protect mental health.

AS AN ACCREDITED RESILIENCE FIRST AIDER

YOU WILL LEARN:

Strengths-based skills to build resilience in others in the six domains of resilience

The neuroscience of what keeps us well, and how these practical skills work

Tools and knowledge to build own resilience proactively before challenges arise

How to use the ALL Protocol to talk about resilience and mental health

Spot signs of low and high resilience in self and others

How to respond when someone is struggling

Inclusions

Available Australia-Wide

ONLINE

Start anytime | Self-paced
accreditation 

Face to Face

14 hour training delivered over two days with an accredited Resilience First Aid Instructor.

*Four and six-day options available for workplaces 

 

Blended

1. Attend a 2.5 hour instructor-led session (online or face to face)

2. Complete 10-hours of eLearning content

3. Attend the final 2.5 hour instructor session 

Resilience First Aid Registration of Interest

As we schedule RFA courses frequently and often in rural locations, we are now taking registrations to ensure both the public and workplaces have ample opportunity to get accredited. This helps us maximise our efficiency in each location. If you have any queries, please email us at info@mindspacetraining.com.au

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Resilience First Aid (RFA) are two distinct approaches that aim to support individuals experiencing mental health challenges, but they differ in their focus and goals.

  1. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an early-intervention program designed to teach people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It provides participants with the skills to offer initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. The primary focus of MHFA is to increase mental health literacy and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. It equips individuals with the knowledge to provide initial aid and direct individuals to appropriate professional help.

  2. Resilience First Aid on the other hand, focuses on building and promoting resilience as a means to prevent mental health issues and enhance overall well-being. It aims to equip individuals with skills and strategies to develop resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from adversity, cope with stress, and adapt to challenges. Resilience First Aid training includes teaching various techniques and practices to enhance their mental and emotional resilience, such as stress management, self-care, positive thinking, problem-solving, and social support.

TLDR: Mental Health First Aid focuses on recognizing and providing initial support to individuals already experiencing mental health challenges, whereas Resilience First Aid emphasizes proactive measures to build resilience and promote overall well-being to prevent mental health issues from happening. 

Absolutely, and we encourage it! If someone is trained in both RFA and MHFA, they have knowledge and competencies from the whole spectrum of mental health up until treatment.

Resilience First Aid is built on a peer-reviewed strength-based Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model (PR6) which proactively builds resilience skills in the community.

The PR6 is a comprehensive whole body and brain resilience model that includes a validated psychometric assessment, as well as detailed skills to proactively build resilience.

The PR6 model and skills-building approaches are used in research at various universities (including Harvard, University of San Francisco. Northwestern Uni, Boise State Uni, Northeastern Uni, Boston University, Coventry Uni, UNSW, and more). Over 500 clinicians and mental health practitioners also use the PR6 assessment and training in their practices as a validated approach.

The PR6-based Driven Resilience training program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). This recognizes the program’s leading approach to bring the latest science-backed developments as a practical course that anyone can learn.

Ongoing research and peer-reviewed validation of the model and resilience training program have established the PR6 as a leading model and program with clinical effectiveness in building resilience as a proactive approach for mental health.

Resilience First Aid builds on this deep research and validation by making the PR6 model accessible through a certification training and additional resources that create lasting change and protection. This establishes Resilience First Aid with a strong science-based approach that enable meaningful assessment and potential for further validation and impact.

Yes, RFA can be used for Professional Development. A certificate of completion will be provided indicating the training hours earned upon completion upon request. Always ensure you check with your relevant accreditation body for the most up-to-date information.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate at the completion of the post-course quiz. This can be printed for records (or even framing!). 

If we cancel a course for any reason, a full refund will be provided.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, you will have the option to convert to the next online course or move to a future course for a $50 transfer fee. Notice must be received at least seven business days before the first day of training. There are no refunds available for change of mind circumstances.

You may transfer your course attendance to another participant if you contact us at admin@mindspacetraining.com.au at least seven business days prior to the first workshop date, provided that you have not started with the online training material. You will be required to send back any training materials via registered post at your own expense.

We tailor all of our packages for businesses, and groups, so that we can provide our services with an individualised approach depending what your teams’ collective goals are.

For public courses, prices vary depending on catering and venue requirements.

Anyone can register for RFA and there are no prerequisites required. People do RFA for many reasons, to help with their own resilience, to care for others they love, or to help support their employment role. 

If you want to support others, and are interested in what keeps humans healthy, thriving and well, this course is for you. Contact us if you have any queries about whether is is the right course for your needs.

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