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RESILIENCE FIRST AID

RESILIENCE FIRST AID

Mental HeaLth CERTIFICATION

Proven prevention training to build peer support and resilience skills.

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Resilience First Aid – accredited mental health certification to learn critical skills to proactively support mental wellness.

Resilience First Aid (RFA) Certification

9 out of 10 people can benefit from increasing resilience skills which protect against mental illness such as depression and anxiety.

This is why we need to take a preventative approach to mental health. Rather than waiting until people need professional treatment, we can start supporting each other to connect and build mental wellness proactively.

Research shows that Resilience First Aid has an immediate impact, boosting peer support skills by 11% and personal resilience by 10%, with suicide prevention skills increasing by 33% after certification. Read the research here.

Resilience First Aid (RFA) as a mental health certification teaches you strength-based skills to build resilience in others. You will learn how to spot signs of low resilience, learn language to talk proactively, and skills that build resilience.

This is a new approach to put trained mental health champions in place who actively boost the resilience and mental health in their communities.

RFA Training Outcomes

What’s unique about RFA, and what are the outcomes from completing this valuable preventative mental health certification?

  • Become a resilience champion – Learn how to promote a culture of resilience through strong relationships, sharing knowledge, and having impactful conversations that matter

  • Learn how to help – Your colleagues, friends, and family are facing more challenges than ever before. Learn how to be there for them taking a proactive approach to protect against mental illness and suicide

  • Develop your own resilience – Learn how to look after your own mental health proactively through practical and effective skills. RFA includes an effective self-care system to help support your own personal sustainability while supporting others through Anchoring

  • Build your CV – Resilience First Aid is quickly becoming an internationally recognised certification, showing employers and others your commitment to making a positive impact on the mental health of others

  • Shift to Prevention – Rather than waiting for mental health crises, take a proactive approach with RFA and teach people crucial conversational skills and resilience knowledge to actively protect mental health
  • Culture of Resilience – RFA skills teach people at all levels how to create a healthy and psychosocially safe culture of resilience, fostering connection and stronger teamwork
  • Scientific Foundation – RFA builds on the peer-reviewed Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model, providing a comprehensive framework to understand and support resilience. These tools are also helpful for self-management through increasing personal resilience and communication skills
  • Accredited Excellence – With an accreditation by prestigious institutions like Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), RFA represents best practice preventative training that can be invested in with confidence 

Included in Resilience First Aid

Resilience First Aid is a high-impact course that teaches you practical skills alongside the latest neuroscience of preventative mental health. What’s unique are the resources that you take away. This is what’s included:

RFA Certification Badge

3 Year Certification

Resilience First Aid Responder Kit

Driven Resilience App

PR6 Combined Skills

PR6 Resilience Report

Course Summary

Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None, open to anyone

Purpose:

  • Learn useful everyday language skills to support resilience in others
  • Build personal sustainability through resilience skills
  • Learn how to spot risk early and refer to help
  • Outcome, be Resilience First Aid Certified

Formats:

Fees: AU $575 pp ~US$425

Who is RFA Valuable For?

The Resilience First Aid (RFA) program is valuable for anyone looking to build personal resilience alongside learning how to support the resilience of those they interact with and care about. This training is ideal for:

Managers and Leaders

RFA equips managers and leaders with the skills to proactively support the mental health and resilience of their teams. By understanding the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model (PR6), managers can create a culture of resilience and foster stronger teamwork.

Human Resources Professionals

HR professionals can benefit from RFA by gaining the knowledge and tools to promote employee well-being and create a psychologically safe work environment. RFA skills can help HR professionals gain a useful tool to transform culture into a resilient and thriving environment.

Peer Support Workers

Peer support workers can enhance their ability to connect with and support others by learning the language and skills to build resilience. RFA certification demonstrates a commitment to proactive mental health support and can improve the effectiveness of peer support interventions.

Educators and Teachers

Teachers and educators can apply RFA skills to support the mental well-being of their students, fostering a positive learning environment. By understanding the neuroscience of resilience, educators can better identify and address the needs of students who may be struggling.

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, therapists, and counselors, can benefit from RFA by gaining a comprehensive understanding of resilience and its impact on mental health. RFA skills can complement their existing knowledge and help them provide more effective support to patients and clients.

Community Leaders

Community leaders, such as speakers, coaches, and mentors, can use RFA skills to build resilience within their communities. By promoting a culture of resilience and connection, community leaders can help prevent mental health crises and foster a supportive environment.

Caregivers and Family Members

Caregivers and family members can benefit from RFA by learning how to support the resilience of their loved ones. RFA skills can help caregivers maintain their own mental well-being while providing better support and understanding to those they care for.

Individuals Seeking Personal Growth

RFA is valuable for individuals who want to develop their own resilience and improve their mental well-being. By learning practical skills and understanding the neuroscience of resilience, individuals can enhance their ability to cope with challenges and maintain mental wellness.

First Responders and Emergency Services Personnel

First responders and emergency services personnel often face high-stress situations that can impact their mental health. RFA training can provide them with the tools to build and maintain their own resilience, as well as support the resilience of their colleagues and the people they serve.

Occupational Health and Safety Professionals

Use RFA skills to promote a mentally healthy workplace and reduce the risk of mental health issues among employees. By incorporating RFA training into their health and safety initiatives, they can create a more proactive approach to employee well-being and resilience.

Course Fees

AU$575

~US$425

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RFA Training Formats

Fully Online

  • 14 Hours self-paced training through a series of videos and interactive components
  • Presented by resilience expert Jurie Rossouw
  • Start any time and get instant access to the course

Live – Trainer Led

  • 2 Days live training with a certified RFA Instructor
  • In-person or webinar based training available
  • Available for agencies and can be tailored to enhance the experience for participants

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Continue on from RFA to explore further training with these options. 

Resilience First Aid is about being proactive – a preventative approach to mental health. Learn how to build mental fitness through a practical strength-based approach.

Join us in creating a movement to be proactive about mental health.

Resilience First Aid is about Prevention

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Meet program founder, resilience expert, author, and researcher, Jurie Rossouw.

OPEN WORKSHOPS

OPEN WORKSHOPS – Attend a live workshop hosted by a certified instructor

ProgramInstructorLocationDateReg CloseFormatRegister
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingTammie HortonZoom22 Jul 202418 Jul 2024Live, VirtualREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingTammie HortonCanberra5 Aug 20241 Aug 2024Live, VirtualREGISTER HERE
Resilience First AidBjelkie LansdownJindera6 & 7 Aug 202426 Jul 2024Live, In PersonREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingCaroline HainesRegent's Park, NSW9 Aug 202426 Jul 2024Live, In PersonREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingCaroline Haines9.00am Newcastle, NSW 16 Aug 20242 Aug 2024Live, In PersonREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingCaroline Haines12.00pm Newcastle, NSW16 Aug 20242 Aug 2024Live, In PersonREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingCaroline Haines3.00pm Newcastle, NSW16 Aug 20242 Aug 2024Live, In PersonREGISTER HERE
Resilience First Aid Starter TrainingTammie HortonZoom19 Aug 202415 Aug 2024Live, VirtualREGISTER HERE
Resilience First AidTony HoltOnline Zoom21 Aug & 4 Sep 202417 Aug 2024Blended, VirtualREGISTER HERE
Resilience First AidTammie HortonZoom27 & 28 Aug 202412 Aug 2024Live, VirtualREGISTER HERE

Course Curriculum

Resilience First Aid is built on the peer-reviewed Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model (PR6). The PR6 is a comprehensive whole body and brain resilience model that provides a clear framework to understand resilience and access practical skills.

The Resilience First Aid Certification consists of eight modules covering 14 hours of total learning. Each module is presented through engaging short videos if done online, or can be done with a live instructor.

RFA01

PRIMER

2 hours training

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The Primer covers the knowledge to understand the Resilience First Aid framework and introduces key tools you will learn to become a Resilience First Aid Responder.

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COMPOSURE

2 hours training

PR6 Composure

Learn about Composure as the domain focusing on emotional regulation and awareness, opening the door to activate other domains

RFA03

COLLABORATION

2 hours training

PR6 Collaboration

Social connecting is crucial for our wellbeing. This is where Collaboration explores skills focusing on strong connections and communication.

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VISION

1 hour training

PR6 Vision

An important part of resilience is our sense of meaning and purpose in life. This is what Vision explores and develops.

RFA05

REASONING

2 hours training

PR6 Reasoning

An important part of resilience is about planning ahead and using our higher brain functions to challenge ourselves and proactively build a healthy mind. This is the domain of Reasoning.

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HEALTH

2 hours training

PR6 Health

Resilience is supported by good physical health and habits, creating a healthy environment for the brain to perform at its best.

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TENACITY

1 hour training

PR6 Tenacity

Tenacity is what we often think about in terms of resilience – the ability to be persistent and maintain our motivation regardless of challenges along the way.

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CLOSING

2 hours training

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The final module completes the certification through a review of key concepts, as well as practical steps towards a future of proactive mental wellness.

RFA Provides Accredited Excellence

90% of people can benefit from increasing resilience skills which protect against mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Throughout the pandemic, this need has only increased.

This is how we can take a preventative approach to mental health – rather than waiting until people need professional treatment, we can start supporting each other to connect and build mental wellness proactively.

Resilience First Aid (RFA) as a mental health certification teaches you strength-based skills to build resilience in others. You will learn how to spot signs of low resilience, learn language to talk proactively, and skills that build resilience.

This is how you can become a responder that proactively supports the mental health of others.

What will you learn?

Learn how to proactively build mental wellness in people you care about

Learn how to support others through six resilience domains

Learn language to talk proactively about mental health

Learn how to respond when someone is struggling

Learn a strength-based model to become a source of hope

Learn how to connect meaningfully to support those around you

Ready to make a difference?

2-Day Resilience First Aid Certification Course

Get certified in the skills to proactively support resilience in others.

AU$575

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Mental health is being impacted more than ever throughout the pandemic. Treatment is not enough to change the tide. We need to be more proactive, taking a preventative approach.

Crisis Support

For life-threatening emergencies, call 000 in Australia

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 in the United States

For assistance with mental health and suicide, contact the Suicide Call Back Service in Australia – 1300 659 467

For international assistance on suicide, you can find a crisis call center here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

Additional services in Australia:

  • QLife – 1800 184  527
  • Mens Line – 1300 789 978
  • Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800
  • 1800Respect – 1800 737 732
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14

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