Mental Health First Aid Two Day Workshop 12 CPD Points


Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Price levels

3 Feb 2020 to 20 Nov 2020
Associate $ 420.00
Full Member $ 420.00
New Graduate $ 420.00
Non-Member $ 420.00
Student $ 420.00

Who should attend

Veterinarians / Nurses / Practice Managers / Students / New Graduates

Learning outcome

  • Expore mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse problems.
  • Participants will learn practical, evidence-based communication techniques to reach out to those in need. 


Mr Andrew Thompson
Andrew joined the AIRC/CCG team in February 2015 after spending the 13 years prior as a Veterinary Nurse in Brisbane, with a stint working for a Pet Crematorium. Since 2013 he has also volunteered as a peer supporter for a national LGBTIQ+ telephone and webchat organisation and following his completion of his Diploma of Counselling in 2015, works as a paid counsellor for the service on a casual basis. Andrew is passionate about raising awareness for, and educating people about, Mental Health in the Veterinary Industry. He became an Accredited Mental Health First Aider in 2016 and completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in May 2019. Andrew is also a member of the Australian Community Counselling Association, subscriber to the Counselling Australia Journal and Mental Health Academy. He has contributed to industry journals by authoring articles on wellness and self-care. Andrew is passionate about self-care, two of his favourite activities being yoga and roller-skating.


“ A wonderful initiative. Should be blanketed across all industries. We can not press forward fast enough with this training. It will save lives. ”.
“ It was fantastic! The content and delivery were both of a high standard. Essential for all vet practices to be involved. The presenter made it a great experience for all of us. ”.

Further details

  • The cost to attend this course covers instructor fees, venue hire and catering, training manual and certification. 
  • Take-home resources include a 140-page manual, information sheets and facts sheets will also be provided.

*This training is planned to be delivered at this time. However, we may be required to defer pending government requirements at the time. You will receive notice four weeks prior to the scheduled date if that is the case and receive a full refund.


Mental Health First Aid Two Day Workshop

BVSC - Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre
Conference Room at the Main Hospital
Cnr Old Northern Road and Keong Road
Albany Creek 4035 QLD
Start: 25 November 2020, 8:30AM
End: 26 November 2020, 4:30PM
$ 420.00
Registration closes on 20 November 2020
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Linda North