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Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers

Understand the first response when encountering a person with a mental health problem, or experiencing a traumatic event.

Personal Trainer's Toolkit: Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers

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  • 2 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

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Develop an understanding of mental health conditions to support your clients.

This online Short Course designed by CQUniversity will provide an overview of mental health disorders and outlines the first response when encountering a person with a mental health problem, or experiencing a traumatic event or crisis. The course will outline appropriate strategies for the first responder to use in managing the situation until professional help is available.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

Outline the incidence and causes of mental health conditions. Describe the appropriate response strategies recommended as a first responder when managing a person in crisis. Understand methods of managing the person once a crisis has deescalated. Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Understanding Mental Health

    • Welcome and Introduction to the Course

      This course introduces you to the mental aspects of clients management as well as caring for yourself.

    • Overview of Mental Health Disorders

      This section will cover an overview of Mental Health Disorders.

    • Check Your Understanding

      Summing up this week's learning with a quick check-in quiz and some reflection.

  • Week 2

    Management Tools

    • Introduction and Welcome to Week Two

      Video introduction here.

    • Dealing With People Suffering From Mental Health Disorders

      Tips and ideas when dealing with people suffering from mental health disorders

    • Check Your Understanding

      Week two check in

    • Wrap Up

      Summarise what we've covered within this course and submit the final test to gain your certificate.

Who is this accredited by?

Fitness Australia
Fitness Australia:

This course is accredited by Fitness Australia, a global leader in best practice for fitness professionals.

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the incidence and causes of mental health conditions in Australia.
  • Describe the appropriate response strategies recommended as a first responder when managing a person in crisis.
  • Explain methods of managing the person once a crisis has desescalated.
  • Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.

Who is the course for?

This course is for fitness professionals. It will ensure that they are equipped to deal with the mental health issues that exercise and fitness training can present. It will enable trainers to understand and react to trauma and mental health concerns in their clients.

If you want to further your subject knowledge, you may be interested in these related courses, from the same provider, that share the same overall learning outcomes:

Who developed the course?

Central Queensland University

CQUniversity is Australia’s leading regional university.

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences and project-based learning. Our commitment to making real-world knowledge and skills accessible to all has seen us being awarded global recognition. We are ranked among the top 2% of Universities in the world.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Rockhampton, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 500Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

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