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

CQUniversity Australia via FutureLearn


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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.

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.

Taught by

Sonya Barber


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