2 days

This course teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or a mental health problem with appropriate first aid strategies and treatments available.

The program has been well evaluated and found to be effective in improving mental health literacy, reducing stigma and increasing helping behaviours.

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone dealing with a mental health problem or crisis. Until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Who can attend an MHFA course?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course. Our instructors are trained by Mental Health First Aid TM Australia, and more information about MHFA Australia can be found at www.mhfa.com.au

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has also been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for a number of professions. This includes nurses, pharmacists, fitness instructors, social workers, physiotherapists and others.

MHFA Training can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

Only 5 registrations will be accepted per organisation for each community Mental Health First Aid workshop. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a dedicated training event for your organisation.

When you reserve your place at this workshop, we ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell on the day of the event or during the days leading up to it.  Let us know if you can beforehand so that we are able to adjust catering.  

No course dates available? Reach out to our team

If you would like to request a date or have any questions, please contact us. If you are part of an organisation and would like to book a group session with your team please enquire here.

We offer dedicated workplace training

Contact our training team to discuss the best training options for your organisation.