Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches people the skills to confidently help someone who they're concerned about



12 hours



100% Blended Online OR Onsite at your Workplace   View map


 Blended Online & Zoom Facilitated Only

  • Fri 6 October 2023, Sun 9 June 2024, Fri 11 Oct 2024
  • 9:30am to 12 and 12:30 to 3pm (includes 30 mins lunch break and mini-breaks)
  • Small group sizes
  • Cost is $330 including GST

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Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident enough to offer assistance. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.



Similar to physical first aid, mental health first aid is provided until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are delivered under the authority of Mental Health First Aid Australia, by MHFA accredited instructors.

Why Become a Mental Health First Aider?


To help others by learning the knowledge and skills to offer first aid for a mental health situation.


Courses are evidence-based with a robust continuous evaluation process


Learn the ALGEE Action Plan and be equipped to help an individual with a mental health situation.


Join a global community at the forefront of mental health.

Who should participate?

This small group training is designed for adults, over 18 years, interested in obtaining skills in:

  • Recognising mental health warning signs and risk factors
  • Understanding risk factors for mental health problems
  • Awareness of evidence based medical, psychological and alternative treatments
  • How to give appropriate initial help and support to someone experiencing a mental health challenge
  • How to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises.

MHFA training is available to your business, workplace, school, sporting club or community organisation.


Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to respond to someone experiencing issues with mental health
  • Develop skills to support a friend, family member or coworker
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Improve your knowledge of mental health, supports and appropriate first aid strategies
  • Improve your confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • Decrease stigmatising attitudes
  • Increase the amount of support available to others around you

Content Covers:

  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Traumatic events
  • Anxiety problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injuryAggressive behaviours
  • Substance use
  • Severe effects of alcohol or other
  • drug use
  • Psychosis
  • Severe psychotic state

Trainers and Learning Methods:

All our MHFA facilitators have undertaken rigorous training with Mental Health First Aid Australia and are highly experienced in their field. The course includes a combination of practical activities, role-play, and interaction with an accredited Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructor.

Two Delivery Method Options:

Option One: 100% online in a blended format. Ideal for hybrid and remote teams

  • Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
  • Course Component 2 – An Instructor-led component using video conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each including set up time).

Option Two: 2-days Face-to-Face

  • An Instructor-led course on site at your workplace or other venue.

What does it mean to be an ‘Accredited’ MHFAider?

After attending the course, participants have the OPTION (not mandatory) to complete the MHFAider Accreditation Assessment (completed online). If successfully completed, they will receive a digital certificate and become recognised as an accredited MHFAider by Mental Health First Aid Australia. Accreditation lasts 3 years.

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Book a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course to enable your team with the skills to help someone who they may be concerned about.


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