MHE - Mental Health Emergencies

Mental Health Emergencies video

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About this Course

  • Are you confident of your ability to manage mental health emergencies?
  • Would you like to develop your skills in responding to acute mental illness and severe distress?
  • Are you required to assist clients who have used substances or alcohol?

The Managing Mental Health Emergencies (MHE) course is designed to enable remote health staff to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond with confidence when encountering clients presenting with acute mental health issues, substance use, suicidal behaviour or episodes of acute distress.

Who is this course for?

The MHE course is designed to meet the learning needs of the remote and isolated health workforce (Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Paramedics and Medical Officers) who assess and manage clients with mental health issues, substance use or those experiencing episodes of acute distress.

The course can be modified according to needs of the health service and be delivered on an organisational basis.

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, submit an enquiry here.

Course Deliv­ery

The MHE course uses a blend­ed learn­ing approach: 

  • Online pre-course mod­ules that must be com­plet­ed pri­or to the workshop
  • Atten­dance at a one day face to face workshop

For a pri­vate face to face course, please sub­mit an enquiry here for fur­ther information.

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will have covered:

  • Effec­tive communication
  • Men­tal health assessment
  • Men­tal health emer­gen­cies — acute dis­tress and acute men­tal illness
  • Man­ag­ing acute men­tal dis­tur­bance – cur­rent best prac­tice in the remote & iso­lat­ed health context
  • Man­ag­ing acute intox­i­ca­tion and with­draw­al – cur­rent best prac­tice in the remote & iso­lat­ed health context
  • Self-harm and suicide

    On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

    • A CRANAplus Men­tal Health Emer­gen­cies course certificate 


    Sup­port­ing Gen­er­al­ist Health Prac­ti­tion­ers in the Bush to Help Meet the Men­tal Health Needs of Their Communities

    Aman­da North, 2018, Aus­tralian Col­lege of Men­tal Health Nurs­es News Spring Edi­tion, Page 13