First Aid Courses / Mental Health

About First Aid Courses

Together with St John, we offer subsidised Level 1 First Aid and the Mental Health First Aid Courses.

Level 1 First Aid

This basic one-day first aid course is the Worksafe New Zealand minimum qualification requirement for a workplace first aider and is ideal for first aiders in workplaces and anyone wanting to learn the basics of first aid. It is suited to those new to first aid training, or for renewing your certificate if it was issued more than 2 years ago. 

The course emphasises practical skills in a fun and interactive learning environment. It includes NZQA unit standards 6401 and 6402. A First Aid Level 1 certificate is valid for 2 years upon successful completion. 

Content covered: Scene assessment, chest pain eg heart attack, safety, broken bones, soft tissue injury, stroke, bleeding, CPR, dislocations, burns, asthma, seizures, diabetes, how to use an AED (Defibrillator)

Mental Health First Aid

This half day training course gives you the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to someone experiencing mental health concerns.  As 1 in 6 New Zealand adults experience a mental illness in their lifetime, chances are someone you know or care about may need help. How you respond may determine how quickly a friend, work colleague or loved gets the help they need.
Recognise and provide mental health first aid including how to:

  • Identify the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Get a basic understanding of the relationship between mental health and mental disorders
  • Identify mental health crises
  • Identify strategies for managing a mental health crisis safely
  • Follow our ‘Listen to your HEAD’ action plan
  • Identify help agencies and where to get immediate assistance
  • Understand debriefing strategies for self-care

Past First Aid Courses

22 Jun 2021

First Aid Level 1

11 May 2021

First Aid Level 1

10 Nov 2020

First Aid Level 1

05 Nov 2020

Mental Health First Aid 05 November

04 Aug 2020

First Aid Level 1 04 August

01 Apr 2020

First Aid Level 1

03 Mar 2020

Mental Health First Aid

19 Feb 2020

19 FEB First Aid Level 1 course is now FULL