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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) Program

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 32 Issue 2 (Mar/Apr 2008)

Abstract: A culturally adapted version of the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course has been developed in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This article explains the salient features of this program. It also gives the course description and the adaptations. Undertaking the 14-hour AMHFA course will assist community members and workplaces to play a useful initial role in helping people with mental illness in their communities.

To cite this article: Kanowski, Len. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (AMHFA) Program [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2008: 18-19. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=109835086590120;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 25 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Kanowski, Len; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2008: 18-19 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Torres Strait Islanders--Education; Torres Strait Islanders--Health and hygiene; Aboriginal Australians--Economic conditions; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Deputy Director, Mental Health First Aid, ORYGEN Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne

Database: Families & Society Collection