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Mental Wellness First Aid

About First Aid in Mental Health Course

First Aid in Mental Health aims to equip the individual to recognize common mental health problems, provide initial support and guide the person towards appropriate professional help.

It is important to improve mental wellness awareness at the workplace since most employees are in the adult age group. With early recognition and treatment, most will recover well and return to productive lives.

This First Aid in Mental Health course focuses on four common groups of disorders among the adult community. These are Psychotic Disorders, Major Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Addiction Problems.

This course is targeted at individuals without prior knowledge of mental health issues.

Day 1Day 2
Module 1: Introduction to Mental HealthModule 5: Addiction Disorders
Module 2: Psychotic DisordersModule 6: Introduction to Active Listening
Module 3: Anxiety DisordersModule 7: Introduction to PADI Model
Module 4: Major Depressive Disorder

First Aid in Mental Health course is developed by ACC Institute of Human Services.

Quick Facts from Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

  1. 1 in 7 people in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime
  2. Among the conditions assessed in Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), alcohol abuse and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder emerged as the top three mental disorders in Singapore. MDD was the most common with one in 16 people in Singapore having had the condition at some point in their lifetime, while alcohol abuse and OCD affected one in 24 and one in 28 people, respectively.

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Target Audience

  • HR personnel, department heads
  • Working Adults / Students who are keen to provide mental wellness support in the workplace / school

Course Content

Course Objectives

At the end of the First Aid in Mental Health course the trainees will be able to:

  • Recognize symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide initial support to those experiencing mental distress
  • Provide active listening to individuals who are experiencing mental distress
  • Incorporate the concept of Problem Definition-Attempted Solution-Desired Goals-Intervention (P.A.D.I) model into active listening and question skills.

The course is a classroom-based training with lectures, hands-on and role play activities.

Course Content

First Aid in Mental Health course

Day 1 – 

Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health

  • Overview of Mental Health Issues in Singapore
  • Busting the common myths and misconception about mental illness
  • Identifying stress and burnout
  • Provide self-care

Module 2: Psychotic Disorders

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of Psychotic Disorders
  • Provide initial help to individuals with acute psychosis
  • Identify the treatment and resources for Psychotic Disorders

Module 3: Anxiety Disorders

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
  • Provide initial help to individuals with panic attacks
  • Identify the treatment and resources for Anxiety Disorders

Module 4: Major Depressive Disorder

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Identify the treatment and resources for Major Depressive Disorder

Day 2 – 

Module 5: Addiction Disorders

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of Addiction Disorders
  • First Aid for Overdose
  • Identify the treatment and resources for Addiction Disorders

Module 6: Introduction to Active Listening 

  • Mastering the Art of Non-verbal communication skills – S.O.L.E.R.
  • Mastering the Skills of Active Listening

Module 7: Introduction to PADI Model

  • Identify the concepts of the Problem Definition-Attempted Solution-Desired Goals-Intervention (P.A.D.I) model
  • Structure a conversation using PADI Model

Course Requirements

  • Able to speak, read and understand English effectively
  • Recommended age: From 16 years old and above

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate in First Aid in Mental Health course, accredited by ACC Institute of Human Services.

Course Features

  • Course conducted by Professional Counselor with a minimum qualification of Master of Counselling from Singapore Counseling Center / ACC Institute of Human Services
  • Small Class Facilitation
  • SERA Mental Wellness First Aid Course Guide
  • Group activities, case scenarios and role play

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our extensive Frequently Asked Questions are here to answer any questions you may have about SERA’s training courses, certifications, accreditations and more.

1. Frequently Asked Questions about our Training Courses

Does your job require you to fulfill Workplace Safety and Health (First Aid) Regulations?
If your work premises include a factory, laboratory or construction site, click yes.
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Does your job require you perform First Aid in a Childcare or Daycare Centre?
If you are a childcare educator and your centre is under the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) framework, click yes.
Are you a CERT (Company Emergency Response Team) member in your office?
Read more about CERT Requirements here
Are you a Teacher, Instructor, Yoga/Zumba/Fitness Trainer, Sports Player or Coach?
If you are a teacher or NROC coach, click yes.
Are you interested in Adult First Aid, Child First Aid or prefer short courses?
The Adult First Aid and Child First Aid courses each have a duration of more than 2 days. Our short courses have a duration of 1 day.
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About our Accreditation

Please refer to the list below for course accreditation information.

All Standard First Aid, Child First Aid, CPR + AED and Basic Life Support (BCLS+AED) and Instructor Courses
Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC)

Occupational First Aid Courses
Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC), Ministry of Manpower

Applied Psychological First Aid
Academy of Certified Counsellors (ACC)

Basic First Aid and Infant and Child Basic First Aid Courses
SERA.

All courses accredited by SRFAC and MOM will last for 2 years from the date of completion.

We provide refresher courses for Standard First Aid, Basic First Aid and Occupational First Aid.

Provider certificates are eligible for renewal/refresher course, 3 months before or 3 months after the stated expiry date.

Yes, we can provide the class at your premises with a minimum of 8 participants. Kindly drop us an email at courses@sera.sg to find out more.

Based on SRFAC guidelines of

1 Instructor: 6 Students: 1 Manikin/AED for our CPR+AED Courses,
1 Instructor: 18 Students for our Standard First Aid Courses, Child and Occupational First Aid Courses

2. Frequently Asked Questions about Payment and Invoicing

Payment Methods

Participants can opt for a variety of payment methods. In the event you wish to opt for a payment method other than PayPal, please do the following:

  1. Register for the course that you are applying for on our website.
  2. Click “Register and Pay Online” and we will receive the registration information in our system.
  3. You will be directed to the PayPal page. Close the window.
  4. Email us at courses@sera.sg with your registration information and preferred mode of payment.

Paypal
When you register for the course online, you will be automatically redirected to Paypal to make the payment online. This is highly recommended as it fuss-free and convenient for you to do so!

PayNow
PayNow to our UEN number 53206875X.

Bank Transfer
In the event you are unable to make payment via Paypal, you can also opt to do an online bank transfer of the payment amount directly to us. Do email us at courses@sera.sg for our bank details to facilitate the transfer.

Cheque
For Payment via cheque. Please cross the cheque to Singapore Emergency Responder Academy.

e-Invoicing

We are able to submit e-Invoices to your organisation or school via Vendors@Gov. To do so:

  1. Register for the course that you are applying for on our website.
  2. Click “Register and Pay Online” and we will receive the registration information in our system.
  3. You will be directed to the PayPal page. Close the window.
  4. Email us at courses@sera.sg with the following information to request for the e-Invoice to be submitted:
    • Organisation:
    • Department:
    • Sub-Business Code:
    • Attention to:
  1. Register for the course that you are applying for on our website.
  2. Click “Register and Pay Online” and we will receive the registration information in our system.
  3. You will be directed to the PayPal page. Close the window.
  4. Email us at courses@sera.sg with the following information to request for a direct invoice:
    • Company Name as per UEN:
    • Company UEN:
    • Names of participants that you have registered for the course:
    • Indicate if you are applying for SSG Funding for the participants. If you are, please proceed to submit the SSG Funding application and inform us when you have done so.
    • Any other invoicing instructions:
  5. SERA will follow-up with an Invoice. If you have applied for SSG Funding for your participants, the Invoice sent will reflect the balance payable after factoring in the participants’ funding amounts.

3. Frequently Asked Questions about Funding and Grants

Applying for SSG Funding

We are pleased to share that Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who are above the age of 21 can qualify for Self-Sponsored SSG Funding for Individuals. 

Please see below for the steps to apply for this funding:

  1. Register the courses with us
  2. Please fill in the form here as all information is mandatory for us to submit the claim for you: sera.sg/ssgfunding
  3. You will require a password to fill in the form. The password is 2019SERA
  4. Based on the information that you have submitted, we will apply for SSG funding for you
  5. We will inform you of the outcome and the balance due payable by you
  6. For the balance due payable by you, you can make payment via Skillsfuture Credits, NETS, bank transfer or PayNow. Do advise which method you’d prefer.

Kindly note that the certificate for the course will be issued to you only upon successful completion of the course and receipt of the balance due payable by you.


*The following courses are not eligible for SSG Self-Sponsored Funding but are eligible for Skillsfuture Credits: 

  1. Basic First Aid with CPR+AED Course
  2. Basic First Aid Course
  3. Psychological First Aid Course

About WTS Fundings

WTS stands for Workfare Training Support Scheme. WTS encourages individuals to attend training to upgrade their work skills and improve their employability.

Eligible individuals may receive:

  • Course fee subsidy to lower training costs
  • Training allowance when training is relevant to their job and individuals had paid for their own training
  • A cash reward for completing training

Refer to Programme Brochure for the terms and conditions


To qualify, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen; and
  • Aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities); and
  • Earn an average gross monthly income of not more than $2,000 for the months worked.

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Kindly refer to the following link to learn about how you can submit Skillsfuture claims: https://sera.sg/en/index.php/skillsfuture-training-grants/

SME or Non-SME?

You will need to create your company profile on https://skillsconnect.gov.sg and they will inform you about the type of profile that you have.

For your reference, an SME is one where:

SSG has updated the definition of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to align with that of SPRING Singapore. SMEs are now defined as companies with:
(i)      at least 30% local shareholding; AN
(ii)    Group annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million OR Group employment size of not more than 200 employees.

4. Frequently Asked Questions about our Training Location

SERA is centrally located at the heart of town, Somerset, 51 Cuppage Road #03-03. Just a 5-minutes walk from Somerset MRT, you will be able to get to our location! Click here for the direction guide to get to our premises!

Can’t find your question in our Frequently Asked Questions section?

Simply fill up the General Enquiry form and we will answer your question as soon as possible!

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Course Information

Promotion Price: $280.00 (before GST), was $350 (before GST)

Accreditation: ACC Institute of Human Services 

Duration: 14 hours (2 day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm) with 1-hour lunch break

Venue: SERA, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469

Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion

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