Standard Mental Health First Aid

About 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a mental illness each year.

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. MHFA courses are based on evidence of what is best practice mental health first aid to support someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Learn how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis.

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Learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation


Sometimes these symptoms can present themselves through uncharacteristic behaviours. Once recognised, it is important to understand what you can do to help, particularly if you have limited experience, confidence or don’t quite know how to access the support services available to you and to them. Participating in the course will enable you to respond to behaviours and seek further assistance if required.

Backed by evidence-based research, MHFA courses teach members of the public how to provide initial help to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
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The 12-hours training course can be delivered in 1 of 3 ways:

Face-to-face: a 2-day Instructor led session.

Blended Face-to-face: Self‑paced eLearning followed by a 4-hour face‑to-face Instructor led session

Blended Online: Self-paced eLearning followed by a 2 x 2.5‑hour Instructor led video conferencing sessions


Get in touch to discuss your team or organisations needs or book into one of our available courses

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‘’Marie did an excellent job of presenting a lot of information. She managed to keep it engaging and relevant. Her presentation style was really friendly and easy to listen to.’’

Past MHFA attendee

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‘’I really got quite a lot out of completing the course, I feel a lot more confident to assess and assist someone who is showing signs of deteriorating mental health.’’

Past MHFA attendee

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‘’Clear and accessible. Felt like a really safe space to learn. Marie felt trustworthy and knowledgeable and wise. Amazed at how she stayed so positive and kept the energy going for the entire two days.’’ Past MHFA attendee

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace More and more workplaces are realising the impact of mental health problems at work on their people and productivity. Encouraging early help-seeking is one way to promote a mentally healthy workplace. This is where Mental Health First Aid can help. Mental Health First Aid offers early-intervention education courses for adults in the workplace that increase mental health literacy and teach the practical skills needed to support a co-worker or another adult, who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

Don’t see dates available that suit you? or have a large team to train? I can come to you and run a private Mental Health First Aid or other custom training, get in touch with me to find out how we can work together.

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