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Table 1 Structure and content of the mental health literacy training course for workers assisting Iraqi refugees

From: Improving the capacity of community-based workers in Australia to provide initial assistance to Iraqi refugees with mental health problems: an uncontrolled evaluation of a Mental Health Literacy Course

Session one Session two
Introductory activities MHFA Action Plana for depression problems
Common mental illnesses occurring in the Australian population and Iraqi refugeesb Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Risk factors for mental health problems in Iraqi refugeesb Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
MHFA Actions 2–5a
Iraq’s cultural diversity and Iraqi refugee intake in Australiab Depression filmb
Barriers and professional help-seeking and stigma associated with mental health problems in the Iraqi refugee communityb Anxiety Problems—PTSD in Iraqi refugees:
Signs, symptoms and risk factors
Interventions
Impact of mental illness MHFA Action Plan for anxiety problems:
Crisis first aid for panic attacks
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
MHFA Actions 2–5a
The importance of early intervention and professional help Culturally-adapted PTSD filmb
The components of the MHFA Action Plan Evaluation activity and conclusion
Cultural considerations and cross-cultural communication strategies when providing MHFA to Iraqi refugeesb  
Depression: signs, symptoms, risk factors and effective interventions  
  1. aSourced from ALGEE—see Fig. 1 for details
  2. bSourced from important considerations when providing Mental Health First Aid to Iraqi refugees: a supplementary booklet for people working with Iraqi refugees