Resilience First Aid

Get Certified as a Resilience First Aid Responder

What is Resilience First Aid?

What is Resilience First Aid?
Resilience First Aid (RFA) is a mental health certification that teaches strength-based skills to support resilience in others and build meaningful relationships.
You will learn how to spot signs of low resilience in others, learn the language to talk proactively to people in need, and learn skills to help build their resilience.
This makes Resilience First Aid a highly proactive approach to suicide prevention through building meaningful connections and skills to have impactful conversations.

Upcoming Course Dates

Resilience First Aid Course Available Fully Online

Monday 6th May 2024 : 12pm – 2pm (Blended Online Training)

Monday 3rd June & Tuesday 4th June 2024 : 9am – 4pm (Face-2-Face)

What You’ll Learn Through RFA

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

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

Learn how to connect
meaningfully to support
those around you

What’s Included

RFA is a high-impact course that teaches you practical skills alongside the latest neuroscience of preventative mental health. As part of completing the certification, you will receive:

  • 14 hours interactive training on preventative mental health skills
  • 14 hours Continuing Education Credits

What sets Resilience First Aid apart is the resources that you take away. In addition to the two-day training course, you’ll also get the following resources to keep learning and build resilience:

  • 12 months access to the accredited Driven Resilience App with full mental health and resilience training courses. This is a comprehensive digital resource that includes daily resilience building activities to continue learning beyond the certification. Use the AI-powered chatbot to track your progress and chat each day, along with quick techniques for in-the-moment help, as well as detailed training for larger goals
  • Your own Resilience First Aid Responder Kit – a set physical resources to facilitate conversations. This includes a comprehensive Responder Manual with all the course content, a RFA wallet card with key information, magnetic resilience skill tiles, domain skill cards, resilience ball, resilience pocket guide, waterproof notebook, and more to help you keep the concepts alive and visible
  • Community access to connect with other responders and people interested to build the resilience of others and themselves. Share ideas and challenges, helping to build a movement to be proactive about mental health

RFA Course Outcome

On completion of the course, you will:

  • Be Certified as a Resilience First Aid Responder for three years
  • Receive a certificate of your achievement
  • Be able to apply the concepts of preventative mental health
  • Know how to use the 6 domains of resilience
  • Be able to spot early on when someone might need support
  • Be able to apply an effective responder protocol

In three years, you’ll have the opportunity to renew your certification through a one-day refresher course, where you’ll learn more about the latest developments and scientific insight to keep your knowledge and skills updated.

Why Resilience First Aid?

  • Only 1 in 10 people have resilience that’s strong enough to protect against mental illness. This means 9 out of 10 of people can benefit from increasing resilience skills to boost protection against depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental ill-health.
  • 50% of people will experience a period of mental illness in their life, but only two thirds will feel confident to talk about it with someone they trust.
  • In Australia, the mental health crisis costs somewhere between $43 billion and $51 billion per year, while a further $130 billion is the cost of the loss in productivity due to the mental health issues.

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.

The skills learned through Resilience First Aid apply to all relationships – with family, with friends, with colleagues, and all other interactions.

Participants also learn self-care tools to build their capacity to sustainably support both themselves and others, avoiding burnout and compassion fatigue. Through a comprehensive integration of materials, resources and training, Resilience First Aid provides a unique and neuroscience-based approach to proactively protect mental health.

Don’t wait until the people around you are struggling.
Become part of a proactive movement that aims to build mental wellness and reduce mental ill health.
This is how we can make long term and sustainable change.

Want to Know More?

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