SEE THE SIGNS: Mental Health First Aid teach the community to recognise signs of poor mental health and how to assist.
SEE THE SIGNS: Mental Health First Aid teach the community to recognise signs of poor mental health and how to assist. John Gass

Mental Health First Aid running at Prossie Community Centre

PROSERPINE Community Centre will be hosting its second Mental Health First Aid workshop on July 5-6 in conjunction with Mackay Health Service.

Over two days, participants will learn how to offer initial support to adult members of the community who are developing or experiencing worsening symptoms of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolved.

Proserpine Community Centre Coordinator, Ingrid Ruck said that she hopes that more people in the community will learn skills to identify people who are struggling through the workshop.

"There are a lot of people in our area who are having problems with poor mental health,” she said. "This workshop will be really helpful to people because they're learning how to help anyone who they come across to get the help that they need."

The cost of the course has been heavily subsidised from $300 per person to $50 per person.

Expressions of interest can be made until next Wednesday to the Proserpine Community Centre. Participants must be aged 18+ to register.


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