First Aid for the mind - Alice Springs

Date: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 - Thursday, 19th January 2017
Time: 7:45am - 4:30pm

St John Ambulance, Telegraph Terrace, Vi Allchurch Street, Alice Springs NT 0870

Presenter: St John Ambulance


Registrations close on 13 January 2017. Places on this event are strictly limited to 20, and you must have registered for this event to attend.

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) invites health professionals to attend the upcoming First Aid for the mind course in Alice Springs. Presented by St John Ambulance, this event will provide up to date skills in recognising the signs of mental disorders early and implement effective strategies to assist confidently.

On successful completion of this course, you will be issued with a St John Ambulance statement of attendance. This is a non-accredited training course.

Course Outline:

This course covers recognising and responding to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • bipolar
  • suicide
  • trauma and stressors
  • schizophrenia and psychosis
  • eating disorders
  • substance misuse
  • personality disorders
  • obsessive compulsive

There is no formal assessment as part of this course, but opportunity is provided to practice practical skills.

What you need to bring: 

  • notebook and pen
  • a light jacket if you get cold in air-conditioning
  • photo ID
  • your Unique Student Identifier (USI).

It is also essential that you obtain, and bring along your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Follow the link to register for your USI number; you will need this to obtain your RACGP points.

Dress Standards:       Due to the nature of practical exercises, skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate.

Refreshments:         Coffee and tea are provided. However, you will need to arrange your food.

Literacy, numeracy or other special needs: Participants with literacy, numeracy or other special needs must advise NT PHN Education Team as soon as possible and notify the trainer at the start of the training session to discuss alternative approaches.

Please note: St John Ambulance NT is concerned for your safety and well-being. Participants should be aware this course requires them to undertake strenuous physical activity to meet all assessment criteria to a satisfactory level. Participants who have a pre-existing condition or have otherwise sustained an injury before the training’s commencement MUST contact NT PHN to defer their training until such a time as their condition is rectified.


This organisation is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD and ACCRRM program for the 2017-2019 Triennium.  Activity Number and CPD points will be advised shortly

Allied health professionals may also be eligible for CPD points through their registering associations and can apply for this directly following the event.

Northern Territory PHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the country on which we work and live and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to elders both past and present.