Mental Health First Aid - 2 day workshop

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








Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre   View map

2022-2023 Gold Coast Public Course Dates

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. 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?

Confidence to help

You will learn the knowledge and skills to offer first aid for a mental health problem

Evidence Based

MHFA Courses are evidence based and go through a process of continuous evaluation

Action Plan

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

Global Community

Join a global community at the forefront of mental health

Who should participate?

This two-day small group workshop 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 problem
  • How to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises.

MHFA training is available to your business, workplace, school, sporting club or community organisation. We provide the trainer and equipment, either at your preferred venue or at ours in Nerang, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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.

Our 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. Virtual and live delivery options

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

Course Content:

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


Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre

833 Southport Nerang Road, Nerang, QLD 4211

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Register for the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 2-day course and learn the skills to help someone who you may be concerned about.


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